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WWII bomb found near Berlin rail station

Published: April 3, 2013 | 3:57 pm
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(CNA)-Bomb disposal experts have successfully disabled a World War II bomb discovered near the main station in the German capital, Berlin, police said Wednesday, CNN reports.
Dozens of homes in central Berlin were evacuated ahead of the delicate operation.
In total, 839 people were evacuated as police cleared an area within a 300-yard radius of the bomb.
The 100-kilogram (220 pound) device was a Russian aerial bomb dropped during World War II, police said.
The device was found on Heidestrasse, a lightly populated street between East Berlin and West Berlin.
Some train services were delayed Wednesday, Deutsche Bahn spokesman Holger Auferkamp said, but Berlin’s metro system, or S-Bahn, has not been affected.
Many unexploded bombs dropped by Allied forces during World War II remain undiscovered in Berlin and other cities some seven decades later.

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