‘Blockbuster’ WWII bomb forces evacuation of 60,000 in Frankfurt

Frankfurt am Main (AFP) – At least 60,000 people were forced to leave their homes in central Frankfurt on Sunday, as Germany begins an operation to defuse a huge unexploded World War II bomb dubbed “blockbuster”.

The operation is the biggest evacuation of its kind in post-war Germany, Frankfurt’s security chief Markus Frank said.

The 1.8-tonne British bomb, which German media said was nicknamed “Wohnblockknacker” — or blockbuster — for its ability to wipe out whole streets and flatten buildings, was discovered on Tuesday during building works.

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