BERLIN: A World War II bombing on Wednesday at a construction site next to a busy railway line in Munich injured three people, including one seriously, German police said.
A column of smoke was seen rising from the site near Donnersbergerbruecke station. The construction site operated by the German National Railways is located on the approach to Munich’s central station, a little more than a kilometer (about half a mile) to the east. One of the busiest stations in Germany, trains to and from that station were suspended.
Even 76 years after the end of the war, and often during work on construction sites, unexploded bombs are still found in Germany.
They are usually inactivated or disposed of in controlled explosions, a process that sometimes requires large-scale evacuations as a precaution.
The German news agency DPA reported that the interior minister of Bavaria’s state, Joachim Herrmann, said a 250-kilogram (550 lb) bomb had been found during drilling operations.
It was not immediately clear why it had not been discovered earlier; In general, sites in central Munich are carefully scanned for possible non-detonated bombs.
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