Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Old bomb found in Polish city

Police say 2,000 people have been evacuated after a huge, unexploded Second World War bomb was found in the center of the southwest Polish city of Wroclaw.

Wroclaw police spokesman Krzysztof Zaporowski says downtown residents, kindergarten students and town hall employees have been evacuated to allow explosive experts to dig out the one-ton bomb and take it to a testing range to be detonated.

Zaporowski says workers found the bomb yesterday during road work.

Unexploded bombs from the Second World War are still found frequently in Poland more than 60 years after the conflict ended.