Around 600 people were evacuated when a World War II bomb was discovered in the old German city of Frankfurt. Specialists defused the bomb and declared it safe for residents to return.
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Thousands of people around Berlin's central railway station were evacuated on Friday to allow disposal experts to defuse an unexploded World War II bomb unearthed on a building site.
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The compulsory evacuation was Germany's biggest since World War II, with more than a thousand emergency service workers helping to clear the area around the bomb.
Helicopters with heat-sensing cameras circled to spot stragglers and police chiefs said they would use force if necessary to clear the area, warning that an uncontrolled explosion would be big enough to flatten a city block.
Some 50,000 residents have been evacuated from the German city so experts can defuse five WWII bombs - one of the largest of similar post-war operations.
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