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    Evacuation in Ostend after WWII bomb found


    Two residential towers in the coastal city of Ostend were evacuated on Tuesday morning after a bomb was discovered on a construction site in the port. The bomb, of British origin, was found during work on a Hendrik Baelskaai shipyard. Upon discovery, the communal disaster plan was triggered.

    Attention! During work at a shipyard in the Hendrik Baelskaai 22 an English aeroplane bomb was found. In the Meantime, DOVO, the Army’s demining service, is present. A zone of 250 meters is evacuated around the aeroplane bomb, said Stad Ostend on Twitter just before 4AM Tuesday morning.

    Residents of the towers were evacuated to a nearby holiday centre, said the municipality of Ostend on Twitter.

    The Brussels Times