The cities of Nuremberg and Fürth have to call on Monday evening, the case of a disaster. Reason, a 250-kilogram bomb, which was discovered during construction work. The unexploded ordnance from the Second world war can not be defused, but must be brought in the course of the night controlled demolition. The blasting is planned, a police spokesman, according to the for 23 hrs. 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. An inner-city highway is blocked for hours.
"The Situation is highly explosive," said late in the afternoon, Horst Gillmeier, spokesman for the Nuremberg fire Department. To blame a possible damage to the chemical long-term detonator. "That means that we explosion from now on, danger", Gillmeier to journalists. Originally, the salvage had hoped forces, with the help of a special device, the bomb site to defuse, which, however, failed.
Before the blast, the security forces are working at full speed. "We now have full-alarm for all units," said fire Department spokesman Horst Gillmeier on Monday evening. The fire Department is, therefore, to several small fires after the blast.
The city suggests via Twitter that the Detonation will be heard in the city loud and asks the citizens, therefore, are not equal in the police and fire brigade call.
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. All rescue puts forces on alert. Now, the experts are planning a controlled detonation of an aircraft bomb. As a hindrance to the "pyramid", a large hotel building, the Windows of which threaten to rupture fronts in the case of a Detonation is the key.
in The evening were withdrawn discharge, ditches, straw bales and water bags pre-made, which is the pressure wave from the pyramid remote and the glass structure to protect. Detonated the bomb from several Hundred meters distance. Several Hundred Firefighters are available in the area.