WWII bomb destroyed in controlled explosion in northern German harbor

October 2, 2007 11:46


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Experts on Tuesday blew up a World War II bomb found in the harbor of a northern German town, sending a spray of water into the air as curious onlookers shot video and took pictures from a safe distance. The bomb was found Sept. 13 by sport divers in the harbor of Sassnitz, a town on the Baltic island of Ruegen. It was eight meters (26 feet) under the water. After determining that the safest way to dispose of the bomb was to blow it up where it lay, authorities cordoned off the area and sent in specialized divers. A similar type of bomb was safely detonated in the area on March 14.

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