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Controlled demolition of Nuremberg's world war II bomb successfully

An aircraft bomb from the Second world war was blown up at Nuremberg. The 250-kilogram bomb had been found in the morning in the case of construction, a mitigat

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Controlled demolition of Nuremberg's world war II bomb successfully
An aircraft bomb from the Second world war was blown up at Nuremberg. The 250-kilogram bomb had been found in the morning in the case of construction, a mitigation was possible. The cities of Nuremberg and Fürth had to call in the event of a disaster; a total of 8000 people were forced to leave the exclusion zone. Meanwhile, the disaster alarm and evacuation are repealed. the By Claudia Henzler and Uwe Ritzer, Nürnberg

late On Monday night, has been blown up a bomb at the edge of the city of Nuremberg successfully controlled. "The demolition has been successfully triggered," confirmed the city of Nuremberg against 23 clock on Twitter. No loud explosion, but only a soft Explosion was heard.

a Little later it was said in the next Tweet, the explosives officer reporting that the blast had defused the bomb successfully. To see "at first glance, little collateral damage, the area will now be examined in more detail."

The 250-kilogram explosive device was discovered during construction work. The unexploded ordnance from the Second world war could not be defused. The cities of Nuremberg and Fürth had to call in the event of a disaster, to put all Rettungskräste in readiness for use. A total of 8000 people were forced to leave the exclusion zone, of which 5000 local residents. A clinic in the vicinity of the find has been evacuated also. An inner-city highway was blocked for hours.

About 20 minutes after the explosion was lifted, the disaster alarm and evacuation of the area released, so that the residents could return to their homes. The street

Originally had hoped the rescue forces, with the help of a special device, the bomb site to defuse, which, however, miss long. "We now have full-alarm for all units," said fire Department spokesman Horst Gillmeier shortly before the blast on Monday evening. The fire brigade was, therefore, on several small fires after the blast. The city said via Twitter that the Detonation could be heard in the city loud and asked the citizens, therefore, are not equal in the police and fire brigade call. Apparently has proved this notice as "redundant". She also stated that the residents that the evacuation area may not be entering after the explosion.

The explosive device was discovered this morning during construction work in an industrial area in the Nuremberg district courts directly at the city border Fuerth. The police detained the Fund office widely; in the course of the Afternoon, the adjacent areas were completely cleared, including the fürth residential area calf settlement. The Affected are located in gyms, schools and other public buildings.

cleared A hospital with 70 patients, was also complete. The sick, including intensive care patients, were distributed in hospitals in the Region. Also, numerous streets, including the southwest tangent, a key intra-urban highway, and the Rhine-Main-Danube canal have been blocked. In professional transport, long traffic jams formed on the streets within a wide radius of the site. The air traffic over Nuremberg is part of restricted. Police, rescue services and technical relief organizations with about 1000 helpers.

After the demolition master saw unable to defuse the bomb on site, called the cities of Nuremberg and Fürth, at 19.30, in the case of a disaster, experts began to plan a controlled demolition. As a hindrance to the "pyramid", a large hotel building, the Windows of which threaten to rupture fronts in the case of a Detonation proved to be.

in The evening were withdrawn discharge, ditches, straw bales and water bags pre-made, which will keep the pressure wave from the pyramid remote and the glass structure should protect. Apparently with success: "the First checks were in Nuremberg and fürth area, no damage to buildings, including the glass-pyramid," confirmed the city on Twitter. It was detonated the bomb from several Hundred metres distance.

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