Last of three World War II bombs found defused

Emergencies – Rüdesheim am Rhein : Last of three World War II bombs found defused

A blue light shines on the roof of a police patrol car. Photo: Christoph Soeder/dpa/Symbolbild (Photo: dpa)

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Rüdesheim/Bad Schwalbach (dpa/lhe) – The ordnance clearance service has defused the last of three World War II bombs found near Rüdesheim in the Rheingau. The 125-kilo dud was detonated in a controlled manner with three kilograms of explosives on Thursday, according to the civil protection of the Rheingau-Taunus district in Bad Schwalbach.

The railway line on the right bank of the Rhine that was closed for this purpose, the federal highway 42 and shipping traffic were then reopened. According to the information, around 60 helpers from the fire brigade, rescue service and police were in action. The bomb lay in a rocky forest area below the Niederwald hunting lodge. The first two aerial bombs were rendered harmless on Tuesday.

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