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WWII bomb defused near Borussia Dortmund stadium

The Bomb Had Been Unearthed After Authorities Evaluated Aerial Photos Ahead Of Planned Construction Work, And A 250-metre Radius Around The Site Was Evacuated.

PTI | Updated on: 26 Feb 2015, 11:45:59 PM

Dortmund (Germany):

Authorities have defused an unexploded World War II bomb close to Borussia Dortmund’s stadium after evacuating the area.

Dortmund’s city government said the 250-kilogram British bomb was defused today.

The bomb had been unearthed after authorities evaluated aerial photos ahead of planned construction work, and a 250-metre radius around the site was evacuated.

Because the stadium was inside the evacuated area, the club relocated the news conference of coach Juergen Klopp ahead of the Ruhr derby against Schalke to another facility.

Unexploded ordnance from WWII is still frequently found in Germany, and that regularly results in temporary evacuations such as today’s.

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First Published : 26 Feb 2015, 11:13:00 PM