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Huge World War II bomb being defused near German gold reserves
Thursday, August 31, 2017
FRANKFURT, Germany -- Frankfurt's city center, an area including police headquarters, two hospitals, transport systems, and Germany's central bank storing $70 billion in gold reserves, will be evacuated on Sunday to allow the defusing of a 1.8-ton World War II bomb.
A spokesman for the German Bundesbank said "the usual security arrangements" will remain in place while experts work to disarm the bomb, dropped by the British air force and uncovered during excavation of a building site.
The Bundesbank headquarters, less than 600 meters from the location of the bomb, stores 1,710 tonnes of gold underground, around half the country's reserves. ...
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