The local time September 12, the German police successfully defused a 500-kilogram unexploded bomb left over from World War II in the city of Urba in the western state of Rhineland-Palatinate. During the bomb disposal process, more than 1,200 nearby residents were evacuated, and road, rail and waterway transportation were temporarily suspended.


Although it has been nearly 80 years since the end of World War II, bombs left in Germany still affect people’s daily lives. Although most of the remaining bombs found in Germany have been safely defused by professionals, there have also been cases of accidental explosions causing casualties.