World War 2 bomb detonated in Frankfurt river

Last Updated: Apr 14 2019 19:32
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FRANKFURT- A World War 2 bomb was detonated in a river in German city of Frankfurt at about 08:00 local time (06:00 GMT) on Sunday.

The bomb was discovered on Tuesday in Frankfurt's River Main by some divers during a routine exercise. To carry out the detonation, bomb disposal experts evacuated some 600 people from parts of Frankfurt. Under controlled conditions the bomb was detonated in the river, causing the water to spurt high into the air.

Following the explosion, divers were sent to check that the device was safe.