WWII bomb causes two cities to be evacuated

German authorities prepare to dispose of WW2 bomb

German authorities prepare to dispose of WW2 bomb

The bombs were found last week at a building site, in what is the country's biggest evacuation since the war.

The fire brigade tweeted: "Transport for those who can't leave on their own is on its way into the evacuation zone".

"There're still people surfacing, and they need to be brought out of the evacuation zone", said a spokesman for Frankfurt's firefighting service, adding that this process was "incredibly annoying and time-consuming". The evacuation area includes the central bank where $70 billion USA in gold reserves are stored. - Reuters picPolice set up cordons around the evacuation area, which covered a radius of 1.5km.

On Saturday, authorities in the German financial capital began evacuating patients from two hospitals. If that fails, a water jet will be used to cut the fuses.

The bomb was dropped by Britain's Royal Air Force during the war, city officials said.

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The 1.8-tonne British bomb, which German media said was nicknamed "wohnblockknacker" - or blockbuster - for its ability to wipe out whole streets and flatten buildings, was discovered on Tuesday during building works. An estimated 10 percent of the bombs failed to explode.

A police auto next to a blue tent covering a British World War II bomb in Frankfurt.

Three police explosives experts in Goettingen were killed in 2010 while preparing to defuse a 1,000 lb (450kg) bomb.

On Wednesday, a 1.4-tonne United Kingdom bomb was found on a building site on Wismarer Strasse in Frankfurt.

Among those moved to safety are prison inmates and hospital patients. "By offering free entry to all city museums we want to help those affected to spend a few hours without worrying", Frankfurt's Mayor Peter Feldmann said in a statement.

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