German City of Augsburg Evacuated for World War II Bomb Disposal


More than 50,000 residents from the southern German city of Augsburg are being evacuated from their homes so that an operation to defuse a World War Two bomb can get under way on Sunday.

It is the country’s biggest evacuation for an unexploded bomb since the end of the war.

The 1.8-tonne British explosive is thought to have come from a 1944 air raid, which destroyed the old town.

It was uncovered during construction work.

Police say they do not know how long the operation will take.

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