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Thousands are evacuated after a builder uncovers a WWII bomb in a Polish town


WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Some 14,000 people have been evacuated in the eastern Polish town of Lublin to allow military experts to remove a massive unexploded bomb believed to be from World War II. City authorities said later Friday that the bomb had been successfully removed. Town hall spokesperson Katarzyna Duma said the police, Territorial Defense Force troops and city transport were helping in the evacuation, which took place before military engineers took the bomb away for neutralization. Builders uncovered the 550-pound bomb buried in the ground Thursday while working on a new residential area. It is believed to be a World War II aerial bomb. Wartime bombs are still regularly found during earthworks in Poland, which was the site of heavy fighting.

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