Discovery of WWII Bomb Prompts Mass Christmas Evacuation in Augsburg

StoryfulPublished: January 13, 20173 views
Published: January 13, 2017

The discovery of an unexploded <span class="caps">WWII</span> bomb in the Bavarian city of Augsburg has prompted the mass Christmas Day evacuation of about 54,000 people to allow for the device to be safely disarmed.

According to German <a href="http://www.dw.com/en/augsburg-begins-germanys-largest-evacuation-since-wwii/a-36905497" target="_blank">reports</a>, this is the largest evacuation of its kind in post-war Germany.

The evacuation was planned over a number of days with charitable groups organized to help take <a href="https://www.facebook.com/augsburg.hilft/photos/a.230249938730.135107.175093043730/10154386607748731/?type=3" target="_blank">sick or vulnerable people</a> out of the area. This video, from the Main-Spessart district Red Cross, shows emergency vehicles travelling on December 24 to take part in the evacuations.

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