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WW2 Bombs in Danube Defused in Budapest

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.03.25.

Bomb disposal experts lifted and defused two WW2 bombs from the River Danube, in southern Budapest, on Saturday afternoon. Residents have been allowed to return to their homes.

As part of precautionary measures, some 4,000 people were evacuated, and traffic on main road 6 and railway services were stopped in Budafok, head of the metropolitan government office, Péter Domokos, said.

Photo by Péter Lakatos/MTI

More than 900 people were involved in the operation, including police, military and disaster management staff, as well as employees of the government office and the local council, he added.

Photo by Péter Lakatos/MTI

The two US bombs weighing one tonne each were initially spotted last October but the low level of water in the Danube made it impossible to move them before today’s operation.

featured photo by Péter Lakatos/MTI