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WW2 Bombs Defused in Evacuated Area of Buda

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.04.10.

Bomb disposal experts have defused two World War 2 explosives found at a construction site near the MOM shopping mall in Buda after residents had been evacuated earlier on Wednesday, the Hungarian Army bomb disposal unit communications officer said.

The fuse has been removed from a bomb weighing 50kg and another weighing 100kg, Zita Markovics said. The fuse removed from the bigger bomb will be destroyed on site because it is not safe to transport, she added.

Photo by Péter Lakatos/MTI

In the course of construction of the Koltai Jenő Sports Centre, several types of explosive devices had been found.

Photo by Zoltán Balogh/MTI

Police evacuated an area of half a kilometre from the sports centre, completely closing Alkotás Street, a main traffic artery into the capital.

Photo by Zoltán Balogh/MTI

A total of 547 homes were evacuated, as well as two office complexes, the MOM shopping mall, one wing of Hotel Novotel and Bara Hotel. Some 370 officials were involved in the operation.

featured photo by Péter Lakatos/MTI