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Unexploded Bomb from WWII Defused

Date Posted: 2000-03-10

On Sunday, March 6th, disposal experts reportedly defused an unexploded bomb believed to have been dropped by US forces during World War II. The one-ton bomb had been unearthed in January on a construction site in a residential area of Osaka, according to police reports.

Police stopped subway trains running through the neighborhood and closed off a section of an expressway passing near the site during the 2 1/2-hour operation to defuse the bomb, local newspapers said.

In addition, some 3,400 people within a 220-yard radius around the site were evacuated, according a report by Kyodo News agency repeated in several media outlets. World War II-era explosives are occasionally found in cities such as Osaka and Tokyo, which were heavily bombed during the war by US airplanes. In February, some 10,000 residents of a Tokyo neighborhood were temporarily evacuated after an unexploded bomb was found during construction of a shopping center.

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