An American air bomb from World War II has been discovered in the German town of Fürth, prompting evacuation orders for over 1,200.
Residents and employees at local businesses within a 300-metre radius of the bomb's discovery site had been ordered to evacuate, according to city officials.
The dud bomb, which weighs around 225 kg, was discovered on a construction site west of Fürth, a town near the city of Nuremberg.
In der #Siemensstraße in #Fürth wurde gestern eine #Fliegerbombe aufgefunden.— Polizei Mittelfranken (@PolizeiMFR) November 3, 2021
Aus diesem Grund sind #Evakuierungsmaßnahmen erforderlich: https://t.co/1LKQ9qsHQ7#Infotelefon der Stadt Fürth: (0911) 974 36 98 ☎
Quelle: @stadtfuerth - #FÜbombe pic.twitter.com/pqkWfMcxJO
The city set up a shelter for those ordered to evacuate and tweeted that access would be given to vaccinated evacuees or those with a negative COVID-19 test. It added that rapid COVID-19 tests could be done on-site.
Several major roadways and metro stations have been closed in the city as of noon on Wednesday as a detonation squad works to defuse the bomb.
The railway lines to the hospital, Klinikum Fürth and the Würzburg, have not been affected, according to city officials.
Courtesy of Stadt Fürth.