Nearly 75 years after the end of the war, unexploded bombs are often found in Germany, and their disposal sometimes entails large-scale evacuations.
Thousands of people were evacuated on Sunday, January 12, in the German city of Dortmund as part of the defusing of four World War II bombs, AP reported.
Authorities evacuated two hospitals on Saturday and opened schools for residents who had to leave their homes. Some 14,000 people have been asked to leave areas where the bombs are believed to be located. The authorities have also closed the city’s train station, and all trains will be rerouted starting Sunday afternoon.
A munitions disposal operation is expected Sunday afternoon.
Nearly 75 years after the end of the war, unexploded bombs are often found in Germany.
About 1,600 people were evacuated in the northeast of Paris in connection with the operation to defuse the world war ii-old bomb