World War II bomb find sparks evacuation in Berlin

German police removing a 500kg World War II bomb found near Berlin's Hauptbahnhof main railway station. The disposal of the bomb yesterday resulted in evacuation of the train station, the Economy Ministry, a museum and part of a hospital. Train, bus
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German police removing a 500kg World War II bomb found near Berlin's Hauptbahnhof main railway station.

The disposal of the bomb yesterday resulted in evacuation of the train station, the Economy Ministry, a museum and part of a hospital.

Train, bus and tram services were disrupted for several hours. Germany still discovers more than 2,000 tonnes of live bombs and munitions every year.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 21, 2018, with the headline 'World War II bomb find sparks evacuation in Berlin'. Print Edition | Subscribe