Delicate Operation

A German city is evacuated as a giant WWII bomb is disarmed.
1:14 | 12/05/11

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Overseas tonight the exodus of one small German city all because of -- World War II ball. Nearly two ton -- surface in a river there here's ABC's llama Hasan tonight. With sound facts surrounding the bomb site and water pumped out of the area experts spent three hours gingerly defusing the massive one point eight -- -- Drop by the British -- force in World War II it has cooled a blockbuster. Designed to destroyed buildings launched in to be rid of -- it was only discovered when drought lowered the levels of the river Rhine. If it had exploded experts say would've sent shrapnel flying through the hour for over a mile. That is why it turned into the biggest evacuation operation in Germany in more than sixty years. 45000. People half of the population living near the site competing hospital patients and prisoners. -- -- -- -- -- -- Unexploded bombs are common in Europe in France and -- and 900 tons of ordinance are discovered and destroyed every year. With one in eight of the bombs dropped by the allies still unexploded in Europe they remain a hidden and deadly threat. Not a house -- BC news London.

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