Huge WWII bomb found in Greece

February 14, 2017

A huge bomb left over from World War Two has been found in the Greek city of Thessaloniki.

At least 70,000 people have been evacuated so that a 225kg World War Two bomb can be defused.

The bomb is one of the largest wartime bombs to be found in Greece.

The bomb was discovered during road works last week and is due to be disposed of over the weekend.

Officials say it is too degraded to tell if it is German or an Allied bomb.

The military said an operation of this size and complexity is the first of its kind in Greece. About 1000 police officers and 300 volunteers will be deployed ahead of the disposal operation.

The military said it would try to defuse the bomb’s detonator before taking the device to an army firing range, where a decision be made as to how best neutralise it.

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  1. Kitten lover

    February 21, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    very unexpected in Greece i would have thought but i bet they have found one in the uk

  2. Dylan.m

    February 21, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Wowsers that’s huge

  3. Swish

    February 20, 2017 at 10:07 am

    How did it get there?

  4. AngelH

    February 19, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    WHOA, I wonder who sent the bomb too.

  5. Hannah.Z

    February 16, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    I wonder how it hasn’t exploded yet?!

  6. aidan

    February 15, 2017 at 11:50 am

    i wonder who sent the bomb

  7. Sneaky Ocelot

    February 15, 2017 at 11:24 am

    Thats HUGE it reminds me of the missile they wanna build in hong kong (I would love to see an article on that) I would be very scared if I lived there.

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