February 19, 2020 | 10:47 AM IST
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Over 15k evacuated from German City Hanover after WW-II unexploded bomb surfaced

Over 15,000 people were evacuated on late Monday evening from the northern German city of Hanover after an unexploded World War-II (WW-II) bomb weighing 250 kg was found. Hanover is home to some 500,000 people and was the prime target of the Allied nations during the war. The global war lasted from 1939 to 1945.
The bomb disposal squad gave an all-clear tweet at around 1.07 am. Also, another 4,800 people were evacuated from the Western city Cologne as experts defused another unexploded bomb in on Monday evening.
About 65,000 people in Frankfurt were asked to temporarily evacuate the place after a huge British bomb weighing 1.4 tons was discovered in September 2017, which was the largest post-war evacuation.
Experts are of the opinion that about one in ten of the millions of bombs that were dropped over Germany during the WW-II did not explode and are still pounced upon.

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