Four injured as old bomb explodes near train station in German city of Munich
Dec 1, 2021, 6:52 AM
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(CNN) — Four people have been injured in an explosion caused by an old aircraft bomb near a busy train station in the German city of Munich, police said Wednesday.
The explosion occurred during construction works near Donnersbergerbruecke station. Emergency services are on the scene.
“At this time there is no evidence of criminal offenses. According to initial findings, we have three injured people, the danger area is largely cordoned off and train traffic is blocked on the main route,” said Munich police press officer Peter Werthmann.
The explosion was caused by an old aircraft bomb, Munich police press officer Carolin Schrott told CNN.
“There is no danger outside the immediate area,” police said.
No further information was available on the type of bomb involved but munitions dating back to World War II are not uncommon finds in Germany.
In June 2019, residents of Ahlbach, southern Germany, were awoken early one morning by a sudden blast that left a crater 33 feet (10 meters) wide and 13 feet (4 meters) deep in a cornfield. Police later said it was “almost certainly” caused by a World War II bomb.
Police defused an unexploded World War II bomb weighing 1,100 pounds (500 kg) in Berlin in April 2018, and in September 2019 almost 60,000 people were evacuated in Frankfurt after a 3,000-pound bomb was found.
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