Published On: Wed, Dec 1st, 2021

Munich explosion: Three hurt and building collapsed after World War 2 bomb blast | World | News


A 550lb World War Two bomb exploded during construction works near Donnersbergerbruecke station on Wednesday, December 1. One of the victims affected by the blast is said to be in a serious condition. 

Following the blast, train services from the station have been suspended. 

According to reports, the boom from the explosion was heard several miles away.

Emergency services include firefighters and police are at the construction site, following the explosion. 

A fire department spokesman on site said: “We are in the process of looking after the people.” 

Police have said there is no wider danger to the public, and have cordoned off the area.

A statement released by Munich police on Twitter reads: “An operation is currently underway in the area of the Donnersbergerbrücke at a construction site.

“Please avoid this area. Our colleagues are already on site.”

According to the police, there was a loud bang near the Donnersbergerbrücke, then a column of smoke formed.

The explosion occurred at 12.15 pm, and according to the police, the cause of the blast was an aerial bomb from the Second World War. 

Additional reporting by Monika Pallenberg

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