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WWII bomb safely removed in Poland, 10K residents head home

The 500-kilogram (1,102-pound) German ST-500 bomb was found Thursday during a road project.

world Updated: Jul 09, 2017 21:22 IST
Associated Press
Associated Press
Associated Press, Warsaw (Poland)
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A Second World War bomb which was discovered on a building site in Brent, north-west London.(AP Photo/ Representative image)

Polish police say an unusually large bomb leftover from World War II has been removed safely from the eastern town where it recently was unearthed.

About 10,000 people who were evacuated during the removal operation in the town of Bialystok are returning home.

The 500-kilogram (1,102-pound) German ST-500 bomb was found Thursday during a road project. Bomb disposal experts loaded it on a special truck Sunday and were transporting it to a test range, where they plan to destroy it.

Local police spokesman Tomasz Krupa says the removal was successful and Bialystok residents who were evacuated in the morning were cleared to go home.

First Published: Jul 09, 2017 21:22 IST