Frankfurt (dpa) – German bomb disposal specialists exploded a World War II bomb within the Predominant river within the centre of Frankfurt on Sunday, inflicting a water fountain a number of metres excessive.
Elements of town centre had been evacuated Sunday morning as specialists tried to cope with the 250-kilogram US Air Force bomb. It was initially unclear whether or not it will be detonated or subtle.
The machine was discovered on Tuesday throughout an train dive by the hearth service.
About 600 folks had been requested to go away their houses from eight am (0600 GMT) on Sunday morning for safety causes, a police spokesman stated. Elements of the outdated city round Frankfurt Cathedral had been affected, in addition to the other financial institution of the Predominant.
After the evacuation, divers had been deployed to look at the explosive machine within the Predominant.
Following the detonation, authorities checked the machine once more to make sure it was secure.
By Stephen Wolf, dpa