Bomb Found In Poland’s Lublin – 14,000 Evacuated

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Nearly 14,000 people living in the eastern Polish city of Lublin have been evacuated after an unexploded bomb was found in the city. Anadolu Pic.
Nearly 14,000 people living in the eastern Polish city of Lublin have been evacuated after an unexploded bomb was found in the city. Anadolu Pic.

The unexploded bomb was found at the site of a pre-World War II aircraft factory which was used as a prisoner of war and labour camp.

GENEVA — Nearly 14,000 people living in the eastern Polish city of Lublin have been evacuated after an unexploded bomb was found in the city.

Authorities on Thursday told residents to leave their homes between 7 am and 11 am (local time) Friday and make their way to a meeting point, Anadolu Agency cited the state-run PAP news agency.

The mayor’s office said the affected part of the city would be completely closed to traffic from 11.30 am (0930GMT) on Friday and public transport would be rerouted.

All Units On Standby

“All our units are on standby and are working closely with the police and army, as well as the fire brigade, all the services responsible for the entire process of securing and disposing of the ordnance,” the mayor of Lublin, Krzysztof Zuk, told a press conference, adding that the situation was “under full control.”

A construction worker on Thursday stumbled upon the bomb while doing ground work and then the area was cordoned off by police and army bomb disposal experts were called in.

The unexploded bomb was found at the site of a pre-World War II aircraft factory. During the war, the site was used as a prisoner of war and labour camp. — Bernama-Anadolu

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