French Riviera beach evacuated after mine found

4th August 2008, Comments 0 comments

About 200 people were evacuated from a beach on southern France after a swimmer spotted a WWII mine in shallow waters.

4 August 2008

DRAGUINAN - About 200 people were evacuated from a beach in the south of France on Sunday after the discovery of an anti-tank mine dating back to the Second World War, police said.

Holidaymakers were told to leave the beach at La Londe-Les-Maures near Toulon on the French Riviera after a swimmer spotted the mine in shallow waters about 40 metres from the shore and raised the alarm.

The area was cordoned off and de-miners exploded the device around 4:00 pm.

[AFP / Expatica]

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