BERLIN (AP) — Police say a World War II bomb has exploded during construction work in a western German town, killing one person and wounding at least eight others.
The dpa news agency reported that police in Euskirchen, near Bonn, said the driver of a excavators was killed in Friday’s explosion. Two people were seriously injured and six others suffered lighter injuries.
The blast damaged nearby buildings and cars.
Unexploded World War II-era bombs are still discovered frequently in Germany, though it’s relatively rare for those finds to result in death or injury.
The area where the explosion took place was heavily-bombed by the allies during World War Two.