Decaying and Deadly WWII Mines Pose Growing Risk in Germany

Two anti-tank mines from World War II have exploded spontaneously in the ground next to a road in the eastern German state of Brandenburg. Fortunately, nobody has been hurt so far. Experts are warning that the risk of such sudden blasts is growing because the trigger mechanisms are decaying with age.
Experts examine the crater caused by the first explosion on December 14 near the town of Neuhausen in the eastern German state of Brandenburg.

Experts examine the crater caused by the first explosion on December 14 near the town of Neuhausen in the eastern German state of Brandenburg.

Foto: Patrick Pleul/ dpa
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