World War II Bomb Disarmed: 12,000 Residents Back Home After Evacuation


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(The Berlin Spectator) In Berlin, the police evacuated thousands of people in the Friedrichshain borough because a large WWII bomb was found at a construction site. It took hours to get everyone out of the danger zone. In the late evening, experts began dealing with the explosive. The job was completed after midnight

It's not the first time an unexploded WWII bomb was found in Berlin, and it won't be the last time either. But, usually, Ostkreuz, one of Berlin's largest train stations, is not part of the danger zone. In the afternoon, trains and other means of transport were still moving int he area, but did not stop at Oskreuz. From 9:00 p.m. until 12:15 a.m., all traffic was banned. 


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Published: Friday, August 19, 2022

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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