Photo Gallery Bomb Disposal in Koblenz

The city of Koblenz is getting ready to defuse a 1.8-ton bomb. A total of 45,000 people will have to be evacuated.
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The city of Koblenz is getting ready to defuse a 1.8-ton bomb in the Rhine River. A total of 45,000 people will have to be evacuated. Here, the site where the bomb was discovered is inspected on Tuesday.

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A levee is being built around the bomb so that a dry space can be created around it. The bomb disposal team will work on it on Sunday.

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The World War II bomb was found several days ago, after the level of the Rhine River had dropped because of the dry autumn in Germany.

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Around 45,000 people will be evacuated from a 1.8 kilometer radius around the bomb site in what is Germany's biggest evacuation since the end of World War II.

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