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WWII bomb discovered in Cologne

Credit: Belga

A bomb dating from the Second World War was discovered on Saturday by a passer-by walking along the Rhine in Cologne, local authorities report.

The 10-tonne bomb was removed by the demining services, which set up a 750-metre security perimeter around the scene of the discovery. 151 people were evacuated during the operation, while a nearby chemical plant was also evacuated.

Bomb discoveries are common in Germany, due to shelling by the Allies during the Second World War.

The Brussels Times