Too Dangerous to Defuse Experts Detonate WWII Bomb in Germany

Bomb disposal specialists conducted a controlled explosion of a British World War II aerial bomb found in the town of Viersen on Monday night, damaging buildings in the second such incident in Germany in three weeks. Experts warn that thousands of unexploded bombs still lurking in the ground are becoming more unstable and dangerous to defuse.
The crater torn by the bomb in the controlled explosion in Viersen.

The crater torn by the bomb in the controlled explosion in Viersen.

Foto: Jonas Güttler/ dpa
cro -- with wire reports