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WWII bomb defused at Volkswagen site in German city

AP  |  Berlin 

A World War II bomb found on the premises of automaker in the German city of has been defused after some 4,000 people were evacuated from the surrounding area.

City authorities said on that the bomb was defused today lunchtime. People within a 1-kilometre (0.6-mile) radius, an area that includes part of central Wolfsburg, had been evacuated as a precaution.

The operation forced the temporary closure of a major railway line and a canal that run past the sprawling site, where the company has its headquarters.

More than 70 years after the end of the war, unexploded bombs are still unearthed regularly during construction work in Defusing them sometimes requires temporary evacuations.

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First Published: Sun, July 08 2018. 18:35 IST