500kg World War II bomb defused in Berlin

World War 2 bomb forces mass evacuation in central Berlin

Buildings within a 2,625-foot radius from the German construction site where the British bomb was found will be evacuated beginning 9 a.m. local time as a precaution.

Local bus and train routes have been disrupted during the operation while roads surrounding the station have been closed. The exclusion zone covers the train station, an army hospital, the economy ministry, an art gallery and a museum as well as part of the BND intelligence service's new headquarters.

Police said on Friday that about 10,000 residents and workers were being forced to leave an area of about a square mile, including the train station, for bomb experts to defuse the 1,100lb British bomb dropped during the war.

Chancellor Angela Merkel's office and Germany's parliament building are close by, but outside the zone. Trains will run straight through the central railway station without stopping from 0800 GMT, and all rail traffic there will cease from 0930 GMT, said operator Deutsche Bahn.

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Thousands of bombs still lie beneath German cities and often require temporary evacuations when discovered.

More than 70 years after the end of World War II, it is not uncommon for unexploded bombs to be in this way in Germany. Police went door to door to check the area was empty of people before their specialist team began defusing the bomb.

Also on Friday, Slovak authorities started evacuating people in the town of Sturovo, near the southern border with Hungary after four World War II bombs were found, according to The Associated Press.

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