More Than 2,000 Evacuated To Remove WWII-Era Bomb In Poland

The German-Polish border river Oder is seen here, July 23, 2018.

Polish police say they are evacuating more than 2,000 people after the discovery of an unexploded World War II-era bomb weighing some 250 kilograms (550 pounds).

The bomb was discovered in the Oder River in the town of Glogow, an area of southwestern Poland that was part of Germany during the war.

Lukasz Szulikowski, an official with the Glogow police, told the PAP news agency that authorities are evacuating some 2,000 to 3,000 people in the area by bus to a nearby school ahead of the removal of the bomb.

He said the bomb was discovered during the cleaning of the river bottom.

The private broadcaster TVN24 reported that it is the fourth World War II-era bomb found in the region over the past year.



  1. This isn’t really “news”. Unexploded ordinance from the world wars is all over Europe (and a few places elsewhere, they sometimes find some in Israel). Neither side worries about “cleaning up the mess” during the war. They are sometimes fascinating archeological finds except for the fact that they still can explode.