German police defuse WW II bomb after evacuating central Berlin

British 500-Kg World War II bomb disposal to force evacuation in Berlin today

It is the latest in a number of unexploded bombs found recently in Germany including one at Berlin's Tegel airport and another in Frankfurt a year ago, which led to the evacuation of 65,00 people.

Bomb disposal experts have defused a 500 kilogram World War II British bomb in the centre of Berlin, police have said. From 9am, all buildings within a 800m radius of a building site on Heidestrasse will be evacuated, including Berlin's central train station, the A&O Hostel on Lehrterstrasse, the Economy Ministry, the Bundeswehr hospital and part of Charité hospital.

Last week, German bomb disposal experts successfully dismantled a 1.8-tonne United Kingdom bomb found in the town of Paderborn. More than 70 years after the end of the war, unexploded bombs are regularly found, a potentially deadly legacy of the intense Allied bombing campaign against Nazi Germany.

Trains were prevented from stopping at the busy station from 10 a.m., and through traffic was shut down at 11:30 a.m. before experts began their work, German rail operator Deutsche Bahn said.

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"A short bang - there was a controlled explosion of the detonator away from the bomb", the police said.

But not generally this close to the city center, we're 300-400 meters from the main train station. Before the bomb disposal experts move in, police will go house to house to check the zone has been completely cleared.

More than a million of tonnes of bombs landed in Germany during World War II and more than one tenth thought to be unexploded.

In September 2017, tens of thousands of people temporarily abandoned their homes in Frankfurt as technicians worked for hours to defuse a 4,000-pound, World War II-era bomb.

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