Thursday 14 December 2017

German prison to be evacuated after Second World War bomb found nearby

The prison in Regensburg will be evacuated after a bomb was found nearby (Armin Weigel/dpa via AP)
The prison in Regensburg will be evacuated after a bomb was found nearby (Armin Weigel/dpa via AP)

A prison in the southern German city of Regensburg needs to be evacuated after an unexploded Second World War-era bomb was found during construction work nearby.

The dpa news agency reported that bomb disposal experts are expected to dispose of the 225kg aerial bomb on Saturday, and inmates will have to be taken to safer quarters during the work.

The bomb was found within a few hundred metres of the prison on Wednesday.

The local Mittelbayerische Zeitung reports there are currently 109 inmates in the facility.

Other buildings in the area will also have to be evacuated during the work.

More than 70 years after the end of the war, bombs and other munitions are regularly found during construction work.

AP

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