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Wednesday 29 March 2017

Nazi gold train 'discovered in Poland'

The potencial site where a Nazi gold train is believed to be hidden, near the city of Walbrzych in Poland. (AP)
The potencial site where a Nazi gold train is believed to be hidden, near the city of Walbrzych in Poland. (AP)
Part of a subterranean system built by Nazi Germany in Gluszyca-Osowka, Poland. (AP)

A so-called Nazi "gold train" that has been missing in Poland since the Second World War appears to have been discovered, according to a Polish official.

Deputy culture minister Piotr Zuchowski said he has seen images made by ground-penetrating radar that appear to prove the discovery.

Local lore says a German train filled with gold, gems and armaments went missing around the city of Walbrzych while it was fleeing the Red Army in 1945.

Fortune-hunters have looked for the train for decades, and in the communist era, the Polish army and security services carried out apparently fruitless searches for it.

Two men recently said they found the train in a disused tunnel.

Mr Zuchowski called it an "exceptional" discovery and said the train could contain valuables. He said he was "more than 99% certain that this train exists".

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