WWII bomb to force evacuation around Berlin's main station

British 500-Kg World War II bomb disposal to force evacuation in Berlin today

British 500-Kg World War II bomb disposal to force evacuation in Berlin today

The exclusion zone covers the train station, an army hospital, the economy ministry, an art gallery and a museum as well as part of the BND intelligence service's new headquarters.

On Friday, April 20, in Berlin, the evacuation of people from buildings in a radius of 800 m from the place of discovery of the British bombs during the Second world war.

The police say there is no immediate danger from the 500 kg British bomb, which was found on Heidestrasse last Wednesday.

Trains were prevented from stopping at the busy station from 10 a.m., and through traffic was shut down at 11:30 a.m. before experts began their work, German rail operator Deutsche Bahn said.

For several hours, Berlin's main train station was forced to shut down, as did portions of the famous Charité university hospital.

They posted a video on Twitter showing officers walking up the stairs in an apartment building with the caption: "We're not bringing room service or breakfast in bed but a personal wake-up call".

As you know, at the end of the war in Hitler's Germany was dropped over 2 million bombs of various calibres - high explosive, fragmentation, incendiary.

"Residents are being asked to leave their homes due to the bomb from the World War being defused".

During that period trains were unable to stop at the main railway station and vehicles were diverted away from the zone.

More than a million of tonnes of bombs landed in Germany during World War II and more than one tenth thought to be unexploded.

Flights were not disrupted, but public transport to the airport was.

They have also been discovered in other European cities.

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