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WWII bomb prompts evacuation of 23,000 in Italian town

IANS  |  Rome 

At least 23,000 people were evacuated from a town in after a World War II bomb was spotted at a construction site, the media reported.

Citing news agency, reported that at least 1,000 troops were dispatched on Tuesday to help evacuate part of the seaside town of Fano, located in the region facing the

The town has population of just over 60,000, according to the

The device was manufactured in the UK. If it goes off, the bomb could cause damage within a radius of 1,800 metres, according to

A hospital and the railway station were also evacuated and train service was halted because they lay within the bomb's 1,800-metre range.

Military explosives specialists will extract it and set it off at sea, reported.



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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 07:42 IST