frankfurt am main - In Frankfurt, about 70,000 people temporarily have to house their homes in order to dismantle a British bomb from World War II. It is one of the biggest evacuations in Germany in decades. Police officers must also be evacuated, said a spokesperson on Tuesday.
The blindman was found on Tuesday during construction work in the Frankfurt-Westend district, just outside the city center. According to Bild, it is a 1,800 kg heavyweight type of HC-4000 with 1400 kg of explosive. The area around the site was immediately deposited. On Sunday, when the explosive is made harmless, the residents must seek a safe 1.5-mile radius.
Air traffic will also be affected by the work of the explosive cleanup service depending on the wind on Sunday. Only at east wind is the approach route to the largest German airport over Frankfurt-Westend.
Recently, there were similar large evacuations in Germany after the discovery of a bomb. By the end of 2016, 54,000 people in Augsburg had to leave their home in May of this year, 50,000 in Hanover.