3,500 people evacuated in Venice following the discovery of a WW2 bomb
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    3,500 people evacuated in Venice following the discovery of a WW2 bomb

    Around 3,500 people were evacuated in Venice on Sunday morning to allow the safe removal of a WW2 bomb. 

    Venice was bombed by the Americans in 1944, during the Second World War. 

    The airspace over Venice was also shut at around 8:30am. The operation lasted several hours. 

    The bomb weighed 220-kilos and was found near the industrial port area, quite a distance from the tourist city’s historic centre, earlier this week.

    Several road, plane and boat routes were closed as a precaution. 

    Sarah Johansson
    The Brussels Times