The people of Wuppertal can safely return home. A World War II bomb found during earthworks was disarmed, German media reported. There are five polling stations in the area where the threat was identified. Elections to the Bundestag are held in Germany on Sunday.
The bomb is disarmed, evacuation complete. All residents can safely return to their homes, informed the city portal from Wuppertal. Polling stations have been opened and fully accessible to voters.
On Saturday evening, during earthworks, an unexploded bomb from World War II was found in Wuppertal (North Rhine-Westphalia). By Sunday morning, about 400 people living within 250 meters of the site where the unexploded bomb was found had been moved to a temporary shelter at a local school, Deutsche Welle reported.
By Sunday morning, about 400 people had gathered near the school. For security reasons, the police announced that a further 500 meters is a hazardous area. No one was allowed to be on the street, reported the regional broadcaster WDR (Westdeutscher Rundfunk).
The services called the residents from the threatened area to leave the area immediately. About 1,500 people were evacuated.
There are five polling stations in the area secured by the police. Willing to take part in the elections, they had to wait for the official announcement about the end of the operation of the sappers, who started disarming the munitions on Sunday around 10.00. Shortly before noon, the Wuppertal city portal announced that the bomb was disarmed and no longer a threat.
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