Second World War bombs defused in Eindhoven

27th January 2009, Comments 0 comments

2,500 Eindhoven residents forced to evacuate while Second World War bombs are diffused.

EINDHOVEN—Four bombs from the Second World War have been defused in Eindhoven, allowing 2,500 local residents to return to their homes after being evacuated earlier in the day.

The city council paid for the residents to visit a local theme park or swimming pool to compensate them for the inconvenience. The bombs were discovered during building work for new housing in Eindhoven. The bombs will be blown up in a controlled explosion on heathland outside the city tomorrow.

Eindhoven is known as the "city of light" because electrical goods manufacturer Philips used to be based there. The city was heavily bombed during the Second World War.

Radio Netherlands/Expatica

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