Fano, Italy Authorities evacuated 23,000 residents after the discovery of British WWII era unexploded bomb. The 225-kilogram bomb was uncovered during excavation work on Sassonia beach. Authorities responding to the call identified that the bomb had a delay fuze.
The Italian Navy developed a plan to tow the bomb out two miles out to sea for a planned underwater disposal operation. After the bomb was safely relocated, Mayor Massimo Seri revoked evacuation orders and allowed local shops, public offices and the hospital to reopen. Schools remained closed, but the local train station, port and airport were back in service.