1,100-pound US bomb from WWII defused in Germany after mass evacuation
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A 1,100-poundWorld War IIbomb was defusedin Germanyhours after thousands of people were evacuated from the surrounding district Sunday.
Frankfurt officials called on about 16,500 people to leave their homes in the Ostend area east of the city’s downtown on Sunday morning before emergency workers tackled the American bomb.
It had been found during construction work last month.
More than 70 years after the end of the war, unexploded bombs have turned up frequently in Germany. Disposing of them sometimes has entailed large-scale precautionary evacuations such as the one on Sunday.