Frankfurt defuses massive WWII bomb after evacuating 60,000

Frankfurt defuses massive WWII bomb after evacuating 60,000By Tom Sims FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German explosives experts defused a massive World War Two bomb in the financial capital of Frankfurt on Sunday after tens of thousands of people were evacuated from their homes. The compulsory evacuation of 60,000 people was Germany’s biggest such maneuver since the war, with more than a thousand emergency service workers helping to clear the area around the bomb, which was discovered on a building site last week. The evacuation area included two hospitals, care homes, the Opera House and Germany’s central bank, the Bundesbank, where $ 70 billion in gold reserves are stored underground.



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