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07 Oct 2019 | 10:34 AM UTC

Germany: Evacuations in Cologne due to unexploded WWII bomb October 7

Germany News Alert

Cologne authorities order evacuations for controlled explosion of WWII bomb October 7; transport disruptions likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/7/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/8/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Berlin). COUNTRY/REGION Cologne


Authorities in Cologne have ordered the evacuation of all residents within a radius of 500 meters on the Kapellenstraße on Monday, October 7. The evacuation orders were issued following the discovery of an undetonated WWII bomb.

Localized transportation disruptions are to be expected, as circulation will be prohibited in the affected area. Authorities have not yet announced when closures will end.


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


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