“Debris has blown up”: A bomb blast from World War II injures Munich and disrupts rail traffic

The explosion occurred at some work on the railroad tracks and was heard from several miles away, according to the daily sensational image, which specified that one of the three injured people is in serious condition.

The Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Hermann told the newspaper that the cause of the detonation was a World War II bomb of 250 kilos of weight that was buried and was reached in the course of some surveys.

“Debris has blown up several hundred meters away. The entire area is currently being searched, ”Hermann added.

Rail traffic was interrupted as a result of the explosion and security forces cordoned off the area, outside of which there is no danger to pedestrians, according to the Munich Police through their Twitter account.

The detonation occurred after 12 noon local time in the vicinity of the Donnersberger Bridge, near the central train station in Munich.

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Operations to defuse the so-called “sleeping bombs” dropped by the Allies in World War II are relatively frequent in Germany and have sometimes led to massive evacuations of residents.

A long-distance train stops on the rails as police and fire brigades work at the scene of a bomb explosion near the main train station in Munich, southern Germany. (Free Press Photo: AFP)

The largest operation so far was the one carried out in 2016 in the city of Augsburg, when 54,000 residents were temporarily forced to leave their homes to defuse a British bomb.


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