WWII bomb found near Caen building site

7th January 2004, Comments 0 comments

EVRECY, France, Jan 7 (AFP) - Police in northern France on Wednesday evacuated some 200 people from their homes to enable experts to defuse a 250-kilogram (550-pound) bomb left over from World War II, local officials said.

 

EVRECY, France, Jan 7 (AFP) - Police in northern France on Wednesday evacuated some 200 people from their homes to enable experts to defuse a 250-kilogram (550-pound) bomb left over from World War II, local officials said.

The operation in Evrecy, near the city of Caen, was carried out without incident and residents were later allowed to return home.

The bomb was uncovered on Tuesday at a construction site.

Wartime ordnance such as unexploded bombs and mortar rounds are frequently found in northern France, which was the scene of fierce battles between Allied and Nazi forces.

© AFP

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