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German WW2 bomb leaves huge crater in the field



  Crater in the field in Germany

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Police West Hesse

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A drone showed the impact of the explosion

It was not immediately clear why an explosion was so severe that it had a minor earthquake impact.

The blast on Sunday at 03:52 (01

:52 GMT) frightened local residents near the central German city of Limburg A photograph taken by a drone later revealed the effects of the nocturnal explosion.

The police initially stated that they had been "not final statement" of a suspected unexploded bomb.

But looking closely at the corn field in Ahlbach, bomb experts found that it was "almost certainly" a WWII bomb. They believed it was a 250kg bomb dropped from an aircraft.

Unexploded bombs are frequently found throughout Germany, often causing disruptions, while being defused by disposal experts.

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Residents said a nearby railroad depot had become the target of Allied bombing during the last days of the war, and unexploded bombs had been found in the area.

A local official told the media that the risk of being involved in such an explosion was less than being struck by lightning.


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