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Berlin neighborhood evacuated after WWII bomb found

Associated Press Associated Press 24/11/2016

BERLIN — A neighborhood in Berlin has been evacuated after a WWII-era bomb was found during construction work.

The 250-kilogram (550 pound) aerial bomb, described by police as a German bomb with a Russian fuse, has been deemed too unstable to move so is being destroyed in place in southwestern Berlin.

A kindergarten, several seniors' residences, part of a hospital and many residential homes are within the evacuation area. The nearby German-American John F. Kennedy School, which was closed Thursday for students and staff to celebrate Thanksgiving, was being used as a collection point for evacuated residents with nowhere else to go.

More than 70 years after the end of the war, unexploded bombs are still commonly found in Germany.

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