Old bomb explodes near train station in the German city of Munich; four injured

Munich- a city in Germany, witnessed an explosion caused by an old aircraft bomb near a busy train station in the city recently. At least four people have been injured in an explosion, CNN reported. For more than 70 years after the end of the war, over 2,000 tons of live bombs and munitions were found in Germany each year.

The Munich fire brigade said one of the people was seriously injured. The incident happened after drilling during construction work near Donnersbergerbruecke station caused the bomb to explode.  Trains were stopped at the time but after emergency rescue teams reached the spot, the trains resumed running. “There is no danger outside this area,” police said.

Even after the second world war, many live bombs and munitions are discovered each year in Germany. These explosives were used at that time and British and American warplanes bombed the country with 1.5 million tons of bombs, killing 600,000 people. About 15% of the bombs at that time failed to detonate, with officials estimating that some of them were buried six meters (20 feet) deep.

Experts are searching and trying to dig out whether extra bombs are lying down beneath the soil or not. 

A similar incident happened in June 2019, where residents of Ahlbach, southern Germany, were awoken early morning by a sudden explosion that left a crater 33 feet (10 meters) wide and 13 feet (4 meters) deep in a cornfield. There have been cases of deadly blasts in the past. The same type of blast was reported in Munich on December 1 but deaths were not reported.

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Similarly, in 2012, a fireball lit up the sky in Munich, causing millions of euros of damage to 17 buildings, when authorities detonated a deteriorated 500lb bomb. Also, in 2015, a 1,000lb bomb ripped a 3-meter-deep hole in a motorway near Offenbach in central Germany.