US WWII discovered 2 missiles of German in central Germany
Two bombs determining from World War II were unearthed Monday in central Germany in a township north of Frankfurt, making the temporary evacuation of some 2,500 people, regional policemen told.
A 50-kilo American and 250-kilogram German bomb were found adjacent to each other in an industrialized region of the town of Giessen in central Hesse state.
Policemen responded the German bomb had to be blasted as it was too deteriorated to be defused, while the US explosive could be carefully deactivated.
Approximately 2,500 persons, containing 800 refugees at a reception hub, were temporarily removed from their homes before the blast, police replied.
Almost 75 years after the completion of the war, Germany continues littered with unexploded ammunition, a heritage of the Allied bombardment battle against Nazi Germany.
On Sunday a bomb destined dating from World War II erupted in a range in western Germany issuing a huge hole but causing damages. And the beginning of this month, a 100-kilo US bomb from the war, seen during construction work near a shopping complex, was defused in central Berlin after the removal of about 3,000 people.
According to specialists, 10 % of the millions of explosives rained on Germany during the fight did not blow up.