Poland evacuates 10 000 people after massive WWII bomb found

2017-07-09 14:55


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Warsaw – Polish officials say they have started evacuating about 10 000 people in eastern Poland after a huge World War II bomb was recently found during roadworks.

Buses are collecting people from the eastern town of Bialystok and neighbouring Suprasl county, and taking them to schools where they will wait until the bomb is safely removed.

Anna Kowalska, spokesperson for Bialystok town hall, told The Associated Press on Sunday that the evacuation was underway. She said that about 10 000 people are registered as residents in the affected area.

The 500kg German ST-500 bomb was found on Thursday. Bomb disposal experts will load it on a special truck and destroy it at a test range. 

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