World War II Bomb Detonated In Italy


A World War II bomb exploded in northern Italy on Sunday, prompting 3,000 people to evacuate to safety, local media reported.

A 450 kg bomb was sighted in the Po River near Mantua, about 160 km southeast of Milan, citing ANSA.

According to ANSA, military experts removed the detonator from the bomb and took the device to a cave about 45 kilometres away and detonated it in a controlled manner. About 3,000 residents were evacuated from the area surrounding the atomic bombing site.