Eurostar services will be disrupted over the next few days due to the deactivation of an exploded Second World War bomb.Five trains between London and Paris have been cancelled as disposal experts get to work in the explosive, recently discovered in the French capital.
Discoveries of bombs and shells from World War II are common in France and elsewhere on the continent.Last month, the French navy defused an unexploded shell found in the sea near a popular beach in Cannes on the Mediterranean coast.
BERLIN German authorities say a forest fire near a village southwest of Berlin is under control, but the situation remains precarious because of unexploded World War II ammunition that's buried in the ground there. The German news agency dpa reported Friday that it was difficult for firefighters to get inside the pine forest near Fichtenwalde, 22 miles from the capital, because there were indications that some of the munitions may already have detonated due to the fire and that the safety of the firefighters might be at risk.Like much of Europe, the Berlin region has been experiencing unusually hot and dry weather in recent months and authorities have warned that the risk of wildfires is very high.
Comment Facebook Twitter Reddit Email More Share this storyFirefighters in Europe face a new obstacle as forest fires rage: unexploded Second World War ammunition Tumblr Pinterest Google LinkedIn Record heat waves and widespread droughts have left their scars this summer mdash; from massive wildfires across Siberia to devastating blazes in Greece that left at least 83 people dead. In Germany, firefighters are now encountering a new challenge: Second World War era ammunition being set off by the flames.Firefighters used a tank to tackle a blaze near Berlin, as fears over Second World War ammunition explosions mounted. Tens of thousands of unexploded bombs and other types of ammunition are still hidden beneath cities and in forests across the country, which regularly results in evacuations as specialists work to defuse the still lethal war remnants.
The proximity of the schools to the fighting leads to psychological trauma and places the children in danger due to unexploded ordnance, the organization said in a statement.UNICEF and its partners have identified at least eight cases when the Ukrainian military and Russia backed separatists positions are within 500 meters of a kindergarten or school. In two cases, school buildings are only a few meters from militarized sites.
When Gerwyn Miles brought back a memento from his time in the war, he never would have thought that 70 years later it would spark a major police and army operation.The heirloom that he had picked up on a beach while serving in Japan and Asia had been passed around the family, moved around different houses and was even taken to school for a show and tell.
The discovery of the bomb sparked a major police and army operation.Gerwyn Miles had picked up what he thought was a memento of the war while serving in Japan and Asia.
"The police started a sanitisation operation in Khonmoh area to clear any unexploded shells mines after the encounter ended. "The teams of police and other security forces including the bomb disposal squad were put on the job. While concluding the sanitation of the site, police recovered body of the third militant, identified as Hamas, a foreign terrorist," police said.
The body of a Pakistani militant was found by security forces on Saturday while clearing the debris at the site of a gun battle near Srinagar where two militants were killed a day earlier, police said.The body of Hamas, from Pakistan, was found when security forces and bomb disposal squad were clearing the area of unexploded shells mines after the encounter in Balhama of Khonmoh near Srinagar, according to a police statement.
It is the second unexploded device to be unearthed in the Chinese territory in a week.The new explosive was found at 11 a.m. local time Wednesday close to the harbor front Hong Kong Convention Center and Exhibition Centre, near where a 992 pound bomb was defused Sunday.
A suspected World War Two bomb closed a road in Warrington and forced residents to leave their homes. Police this morning confirmed Thelwall Lane remained closed in both directions after the discovery of the unexploded artillery shell.
Two suspected World War II bombs have been discovered at a building site in Warrington.The site on Edgewater Park, off Thelwall Lane, was first evacuated on Wednesday morning after the unexploded artillery shell was discovered.
Imagine thinking you;ve stumbled upon an unexploded World War Two bomb only for it to be, in fact, a humongous courgette.Incredibly, that 's a situation that actually happened to a worried German man who found the item in his garden.
The owner isn "t sure what might be in the time capsule Workers in Manhattan have received an unexpected blast from the past after working on a project to try and avoid a literal blast.A time capsule was discovered by construction workers in the Flatiron section of the New York City borough, but originally thought it may have been a bomb from around the time of the second world war.
More than 50,000 residents in the northwestern German city of Hanover were evacuated from their homes on Sunday about 10 percent of the city's entire population as three unexploded bombs from World War II were removed from a construction site in the town's center.
More than 50,000 people in the city of Hanover were ordered to evacuate their homes beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, so local officials could begin removing up to 13 unexploded World War II bombs from the area.Crews had discovered five of the bombs by midday and the city said it expected residents to be able to return in the evening.
Homes and schools were evacuated on on Thursday after the unexploded device was found at a Brondesbury Park building site near Brent, where building work had been taking place.The SC 500lb air dropped bomb was found during excavation work on the site, and the Army s Royal Engineers were called to the scene.