Unexploded WWII Bomb Detonates Near Munich Train Station, Injuring 4

A WWII-era bomb has exploded during excavation work at the Donnersbergerbrücke station and injured four people.

German police and rail provider, Deutsche Bahn said the blast victims were construction workers who were working at the site where the 551-pound bomb was buried.

“During drilling work at a construction site, an aerial bomb exploded in the soil,” said the German fire department.

Germany’s Deutsche Bahn rail service announced it has already suspended rail services as a safety precaution. 

“Due to the detonation of an aircraft bomb, rail traffic around Munich Central Station has been suspended. Please inform yourself regularly on https://bahn.de or in the DB Navigator about your connection and on https://bahn.de/aktuell about the current situation,” said Deutsche Bahn. 

There is no information yet on why the bomb was not detected during the excavation. 

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