During the renovation of the road in Bytów (Pomeranian Voivodeship), an approximately 100-kilogram air missile from World War II was dug. Evacuation of all persons within a radius of 150 meters was ordered.
Report on an unexploded ordnance found during earthworks in Bytów at ul. Górna, it was received by the local duty officer on the morning of Thursday, July 14th. Policemen from the freelance miners and pyrotechnics group arrived at the scene, who, after reconnaissance, stated that it was a missile most likely from the Second World War.
The police evacuated the residents
Officers alerted engineers, energy and gas services, and the find was immediately fenced off from outsiders. Then the policemen, together with the firefighters, established a safe zone and began evacuating all residents within a radius of 150 meters. The street adjacent to the find was also closed, and the police set detours. The uniforms played voice messages through the police car, so that no one would approach the closed zone and leave their place of residence due to the discovered unexploded bomb, inform policemen from Bytów.
In total, about 200 people were evacuated.
After a few hours, the sappers from Lębork safely transported the missile outside the city. After the end of the activities, the policemen cleared the traffic and helped the residents – especially the elderly – to return to their homes.
Main photo source: KPP in Bytów