cologne - The discovery of a bomb from World War II on Monday part of downtown Cologne for a time paralyzed. For the decommissioning of the US thousand pounder approximately 2,000 people in the district Deutz had to leave their office and another in 1100 their house. The evacuation was uneventful.
Among others, the TV studios of RTL in the historic Messehal was evacuated as a precaution. German Railways stopped train traffic on the very busy section of the Hohenzollern Bridge, causing many delays. Even if there is some time not be flown over Deutz. At the end of the afternoon the experts of the bomb squad had removed the inflammation of the dud and everyone could return to his workplace.
The bomb was found on a building site between station Köln-Deutz and the Cologne Messe. Last year was close by also found an unexploded copy and in an earlier removal had to be in Cologne in 2015 even 20 000 inhabitants seek refuge.