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2,600 Homes Evacuated After Unexploded WW2 Bomb Found In Exeter 

2,600 Homes Evacuated After Unexploded WW2 Bomb Found In Exeter 

At a construction site in Exeter, a city on the River Exe in southwest England, an unexploded World War Two bomb was found.

On Saturday morning, Devon & Cornwall Police released a statement that read 2,600 households have been “evacuated in preparation for the examination of a possible unexploded World War Two device, which was located at a site on Glenthorne Road, Exeter, yesterday, Friday 26 February.” 

The 2.5m (8ft) by 70cm (27in) bomb was found by construction workers on a private worksite west of the University of Exeter campus.

Devon & Cornwall Police said, “the Royal Navy bomb disposal team who worked through the night to establish a walled mitigation structure.” 

Examination and detonation of the bomb are expected to be conducted by the Army. 

Devon & Cornwall Police tweeted a map of where the bomb was found and the evacuation area. 

In a series of tweets, the University of Exeter said students were evacuated from the area on Friday. 

The discovery comes as no surprise considering the Germans in World War Two bombarded the city. 

With the area around the bomb site locked down and the military working to defuse the device – additional updates on the situation should follow. 

Tyler Durden
Sat, 02/27/2021 – 07:18


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