Bomb disposal squad dismantles WW2 bomb

4th June 2008, Comments 0 comments

About 180 residents living within 450 metres were evacuated on Tuesday as the bomb disposal squad works on dismantling the bomb.

4 June 2008

THE NETHERLANDS - A bomb disposal squad has begun dismantling a World War Two bomb close to the town of Vijfhuizen near Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport Wednesday.

The 500-pound British bomb was discovered five metres underground on Monday during digging work.

Everyone within 650 metres of the site has been instructed to stay indoors for the duration of the operation.

Around 180 residents living within 450 metres were evacuated on Tuesday.

One of the airport's runways has been closed temporarily. Flights are being redirected to other runways. Schiphol was bombed extensively during the Second World War.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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