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Mass evacuation in Frankfurt as WWII bomb is discovered

Nearly 13,000 residents were evacuated in Frankfurt earlier today as experts defused an unexploded World War II bomb.

The 500kg British bomb had been found on a construction site in Germany’s financial capital on Thursday, the emergency services said.

A 700-metre (half-mile) evacuation radius was set up in the west of the city centre in an area that included a number of elderly people’s homes, heating and internet infrastructure and facilities of the Deutsche Bahn national rail operator.

75 years after the war, Germany remains littered with unexploded ordnance, often uncovered during construction work.

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