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100kg WWII Bomb Found at Miskolc Construction Site

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.02.24.

A 100kg Soviet-made WWII bomb was found at a construction site in downtown Miskolc, in northern Hungary, on Wednesday morning, a communications officer of the Hungarian army’s bomb disposal squad told MTI.

Explosives experts established that the bomb had a detonator, which must be defused at the site, Milán Gajdos said.

Local residents have been evacuated from an area of 200 metres around the site, he said.

The experts disassembled the explosive device at the site and moved the bomb to a central army base for dismantling, Gajdos said after the operation.

Local residents could afterwards return to their homes, he said.

Featured photo by János Vajda/MTI