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12 Sep 2019 | 01:29 PM UTC

Germany: Evacuations in Oldenburg due to unexploded WWII bomb September 12

Germany News Alert

Oldenburg authorities order evacuations for controlled explosion of WWII bomb September 12; transport disruptions likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/12/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/12/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Berlin). COUNTRY/REGION Oldenburg


Authorities in Oldenburg have ordered at least 7900 residents within a radius of 1000 meters (0,6 mi) in Dietrichsfeld and Alexander areas to evacuate by 16:30 (local time) on Thursday, September 12, following the discovery of an undetonated WWII bomb. Localized transportation disruptions are to be expected, as public transport will cease in the affected area. Authorities have not yet announced when closures will end.


Individuals in Oldenburg are advised to anticipate localized traffic disruptions, allow extra time to reach their destinations, and to follow any instructions issued by the local authorities.


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