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WWII Bomb Kills 8 in Bangkok

Scrap shop workers tried to cut it open

(Newser) - Workers at a scrap shop in Thailand's capital accidentally detonated a large bomb believed to have been dropped during World War II, killing at least eight people and injuring 20 others, police say. Bangkok's bomb squad chief says construction workers found the bomb buried at a building site... More »

WWI Shell Kills 2 in Belgium

War's debris still deadly 100 years on

(Newser) - Almost a century after the beginning of World War I, the conflict is still killing people. The latest casualties were two construction workers in Ypres, Belgium, who were killed when a buried shell or grenade exploded yesterday, reports Reuters . "It's a shell that exploded with four workers there,... More »

Pink Floyd's David Gilmour Flees WWII Bomb

Unexploded device found during mansion renovation

(Newser) - Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour and his wife were forced to flee when workers renovating their mansion uncovered not another brick in the wall, but an unexploded World War II bomb. A Royal Navy team was called in to remove the 60-inch device from under the home, reports Classic Rock ... More »

WWII Bomb Forces Paris Neighborhood Evacuation

6K people cleared while bomb diffused

(Newser) - An unexploded, 1,000-pound World War II bomb found by builders in a neighborhood on the edge of Paris forced 6,000 people to be evacuated from their homes yesterday morning, as authorities worked to diffuse it. The explosive was dropped as part of a major bombing mission in 1942,... More »

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