Several people injured in Germany after old aircraft bomb explodes 1 month ago

Several people injured in Germany after old aircraft bomb explodes

The device went off during drilling work on a construction site.

At least four people have been injured in Munich after an old aircraft bomb exploded, German police have said.

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The incident occurred on Wednesday near Donnersbergerbruecke, the city’s main train station.

According to police, the device went off during drilling work on a construction site.

They said experts have attended the site of the explosion and that the area has been cordoned off from the public.

"During tunnel work near the Donnersbergerbrücke, an aerial bomb exploded during drilling," police wrote on Twitter.

"The danger area has been cordoned off, there is no danger outside this area.

"Currently, more than 40 officers are on duty in the area – and we also have support from two helicopters."

While three people were initially reported as being injured in the blast, the number has since risen to four.

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Every year, an estimated 2,000 tons of World War II munitions are discovered in Germany.

Buried bombs, as well as mortars, land mines and grenades, are often found during construction work or other excavations, or by farmers tilling the land.