London City Airport and 4 More Unexploded WWII Bombs That Scared People To Death

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During World War Two, millions of bombs were dropped all over the globe, so it is perhaps not surprising they are still being found.

Here are most frightening cases when people have discovered deadly bombs after more than 70 years since the War.

London City Airport, 2018

London City Airport was paralyzed on Feb.11 after workers discovered a World War II bomb in the nearby Thames River.

“Following the discovery of a World War II ordnance in King George V Dock as part of planned development works, a 214m exclusion zone has been implemented,” the airport said in a statement.

“As a result, London City Airport is currently closed.”

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Source: news.sky.com

Metropolitan police were called after the bomb was revealed. The Royal Navy was also deployed to the scene and confirmed the nature of the bomb, the police reported.

The Royal Navy implemented the 214-meter exclusion zone to “ensure that the ordnance can be safely dealt with whilst limiting any risk to the public,” according to Met Police.

Hong Kong, 2018

A construction worker in Hong Kong has found a large, unexploded WWII bomb while working on a development project in January 2018.

The suspected World War II relic was found at a construction site on the Sha Tin-Central rail link, the South China Morning Post reported.

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Source: Hong Kong Police / Facebook

Okinawa, Japan 2017

The main street of Okinawa’s capital and most populous city had to be evacuated for several hours as an unexploded 110-pound bomb leftover from World War II had to be removed by a bomb disposal squadron.

The shell was discovered in early August at a hotel construction site along Kokusai-dori, the main road of the city of Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.

The prefectural government, discovering that the bomb was stable, waited seven weeks to completely remove the explosive because they found that it was unlikely to explode.

Source: Ina Fassbender / Reuters

Hanover, Germany 2017

More than 50,000 people were evacuated from Germany’s northern city of Hanover in May 2017 as unexploded World War II-era bombs were found.

People from the nearby territories were ordered to leave their homes for the defusing operation to remove several recently discovered unexploded bombs.

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Source: Carsten Rehder/EPA

Victoria Station, London 2016

Another huge accident happened in February 2016 and again in London, when one of the busiest metro stations was evacuated after an unexploded WWII bomb was found nearby.

Augsburg, Germany 2016

More than 50,000 residents from the German city of Augsburg were evacuated from their homes so that a huge World War Two bomb could be defused.

It was the country’s biggest evacuation for an unexploded bomb since the end of the war.

The 1.8-tonne British explosive is thought to have come from a 1944 air raid, which destroyed the old town.

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Source: AP

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