World War II Bomb Explodes During Construction in Germany

The blast killed an excavator driver and injured 8 people.

Tue January 07, 2014 - National Edition
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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.




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