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Second World War bombs uncovered at German construction site

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by The Associated Press

FRANKFURT — About 50,000 people headed back to their homes in the northern German city of Hannover on May 7 after bomb-disposal experts defused three Second World War bombs discovered at a construction site.
Second World War bombs uncovered at German construction site

Officials initially suspected there were five bombs but investigation of what were suspected to be bomb sites in a nearby park turned up nothing.

Around 1,000 people used shelters provided by officials during the nine-hour evacuation, which occurred on May 7. City museums dropped their admission charge and community centres organized events for children and seniors.

Such finds are not unusual in Germany, which was heavily bombed by British and American planes. On Christmas Day 54,000 people had to leave their homes in Augsburg as a large bomb was defused.

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