A huge British bomb left over from ‘World War Two’ has been found at Frankfurt, Germany.

A huge British bomb left over from ‘World War Two’ has been found at Frankfurt, Germany. Residents are told to move out while the bomb is made safe.

The 1.4 tonne British bomb was found on a building site on Wednesday, patients at hospitals in Frankfurt have been moved to prepare for the controlled explosion of the huge bomb left over from World War Two. Sources claim that the bomb will be deactivated, disposed and made safe on Sunday.

About 65,000 people must leave their homes and the police have said they will imprison anyone who refuses to go. On Saturday in Koblenz, at west of Frankfurt, 22,000 people had to leave their homes for four hours while experts disposed of a World War Two bomb that had been found during preparations for building a new kindergarten.

Thousands of unexploded bombs from the war are still found in Germany every year. An average of about 2,000 tonnes of unexploded ordnance are found each year in Germany. It’s estimated that about half the 2.7 million tonnes of bombs dropped by Allied powers during World War Two landed on German soil (compared to about 74,000 tonnes of bombs dropped on the UK by Germany).

Many of the bombs were equipped with malfunctioning time-delay fuses, and many never went off. The problem of left over bombs from World War Two is so widespread that Germany has a bomb-disposal unit, the Kampfmittelbeseitigungsdienst (KMBD), dedicated to the problem. Its technicians are among the busiest in the world, deactivating a bomb every two weeks or so – and they estimate their work will continue for decades to come.

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