Drought Exposes UXO in Italian River
Borgo Virgilio, Italy The Italian military disposed of a 1,000 pound WWII era bomb that was discovered along the banks of the River Po. Fishermen initially discovered the ordnance in July along the banks of the depleted River Po. Extreme hot weather and low rainfall levels have caused sections of the 400 mile river to dry up in what some are calling Italy's worst drought in 70 years.
The WWII era bomb was reported to contain 530 pounds of explosives. Nearly 3,000 residents were evacuated from their homes during the controlled detonation.