WWII Bomb Found in Budapest; Thousands Flee
Thousands of unexploded bombs still buried in city
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 29, 2008 8:01 AM CDT
A 2-ton unexploded bomb discovered by construction workers in Budapest forced the evacuation of 16,000 people.   ((c) xabeldiz)
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(Newser) – Some 16,000 people were evacuated yesterday in Budapest after construction workers unearthed a huge unexploded bomb from World War II. The 2-ton explosive, being disarmed today by experts, is one of the largest found in the city since 1945. Thousands of unexploded bombs are believed to be buried in the area, which was heavily bombed by US and Russian forces. Close to 10,000 people were evacuated last week after a smaller bomb was discovered.