German prison evacuated after WWII bomb found

2017-07-02 08:25
A file photo of the prison in Regensburg in southern Germany. (Armin Weigel, dpa via AP)

A file photo of the prison in Regensburg in southern Germany. (Armin Weigel, dpa via AP)

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Berlin - Authorities in the southeastern German city of Regensburg have evacuated a prison after discovering an unexploded bomb from World War II.

More than 100 prisoners were taken to an undisclosed location on Saturday.

About 1 500 residents living in nearby houses were also ordered to leave their homes so specialists could begin defusing the 225kg aerial bomb, which was found within metres of the prison during a construction project.

Unexploded bombs are regularly discovered in Germany even 72 years after the end of WWII.

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