UXO Sparks Large Evacuation in a Small Town

Oranienburg, Germany A 550-pound WWII bomb was discovered during routine inspections in Oranienburg, Germany. The town, less than 25 miles from Berlin, is no stranger to munition finds as it is believed to house more WWII UXO than any other town in Germany.

Given its history of such finds, officials knew exactly how to handle the dicey discovery. Over 12,000 people were evacuated as an EOD team worked to render safe the bomb. Once the ordnance was safely defused, residents were able to return to their homes, schools, and places of work.


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