500-kg World War II era bomb found in Poland during construction work, 10,000 people evacuated

Warsaw: Authorities in Bialystok, Poland, evacuated about 10,000 people from their homes on Sunday morning after a 500-kilogram (1,100-pound) World War II-era bomb was found during construction work.

Representational image. Getty Images

Representational image. Getty Images

Residents on about 60 streets in the northeastern city near the Belarus border, along with those living on 45 streets in two suburbs, had to leave after military experts determined there was a risk the bomb could explode while being extracted from the site by a crane.

Evacuations were also carried out along the route soldiers were to take to bring the bomb to a military base where it would be destroyed.

Such bombs are often found at construction sites in Poland, in particular in Warsaw, where about 90 percent of the city centre was destroyed by German bombing before the war's end.

Updated Date: Jul 09, 2017 14:52 PM

Also Watch

Social Media Star: Abhishek Bachchan, Varun Grover reveal how they handle selfies, trolls and broccoli
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 It's a Wrap: Soorma star Diljit Dosanjh and Hockey legend Sandeep Singh in conversation with Parul Sharma
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 Watch: Dalit man in Uttar Pradesh defies decades of prejudice by taking out baraat in Thakur-dominated Nizampur village
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 India's water crisis: After govt apathy, Odisha farmer carves out 3-km canal from hills to tackle scarcity in village
  • Sunday, July 15, 2018 Maurizio Sarri, named as new Chelsea manager, is owner Roman Abramovich's latest gamble in quest for 'perfect football'

Also See