Video: 550 pound WWII bomb being detonated on streets of Munich at night
The 550 pound bomb on right may have been a relic but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t dangerous. It’s believed that from 5%-10% of over 2 million tons of bombs dropped on Germany during WWII did not detonate. Though the area was evacuated for the controlled detonation, some homes did catch fire from the explosion. A video via NBC is below the fold.
Nearly 3,000 residents were evacuated from the heart of Munich after construction workers found an undetonated, 550-pound World War II bomb. The evacuation, which affected several blocks in the busy party district of Schwabing, was ordered by local officials as a routine security measure.
On Monday night, experts from the Munich bomb disposal squad determined that the explosives were not equipped with a “normal mechanism,” but a chemical, delayed-action detonator.