'Blockbuster' WWII bomb forces evacuation of 60,000 in Frankfurt

'Blockbuster' WWII bomb forces evacuation of 60,000 in FrankfurtAt least 60,000 people were forced to leave their homes in central Frankfurt on Sunday as Germany begins an operation to defuse a huge unexploded World War II bomb dubbed “blockbuster”. The operation is the biggest evacuation of its kind in post-war Germany, Frankfurt’s security chief Markus Frank said. Police have since been guarding the bomb site, which is close to the city centre and just some 2.5 kilometres (1.5 miles) north of the main Zeil shopping area.



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