Traffic in Toulouse disrupted, bomb defused

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TOULOUSE, France, July 15, 2006 (AFP) - Road and rail traffic in the southwestern French city of Toulouse will be disrupted Sunday as a World War II bomb is made safe, local authorities said.

TOULOUSE, France, July 15, 2006 (AFP) - Road and rail traffic in the
southwestern French city of Toulouse will be disrupted Sunday as a World War
II bomb is made safe, local authorities said.

Between 500 and 1,000 people will be moved from their homes and road
diversions put in place as experts work on the 215 kilo (475 pound) bomb
discovered Wednesday 1.5 metres (five feet) underground at an old airfield
undergoing depollution operations.

Trains between Bordeaux and the Mediterranean cities of Toulon and
Marseille will be replaced by a bus service for some 50 kilometers (30 miles)
around Toulouse for three hours and delays to train services of between 30 and
45 minutes are expected, rail authorities said.

The bomb was found close to the railway line between Toulouse and Narbonne
and has been covered with sand in preparation for the removal and explosion of
the warhead's fuse.

The bomb will be then taken to a safe site to be blown up.

Copyright AFP

Subject: French News

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