The ordnance bomb disposal unit has defused on Tuesday evening after a large-scale evacuation action in Düsseldorf, a bomb from the Second world war. The city stated in a message from Tuesday night.

After the discovery of the American Ten-ton bomb in the district of Rath, around 7000 people had to nearby their homes and workplaces leave. A nursing home was affected.

In an outer Radius and more than 11,000 people were invited to stay in closed rooms. The air and rail traffic was temporarily suspended.

according to The figures, a total of some 500 emergency workers were involved. The city of Düsseldorf, thanked me via Twitter. “All the residents we wish you a safe and quick return in the own four walls.”

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