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14 Aug 2020 | 11:26 AM UTC

Germany: Unexploded WWII ordnance prompts evacuation of Schwentinental August 14

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Discovery of WWII unexploded ordnance prompts evacuation of Schwentinental (Schleswig-Holstein state) August 14; avoid the area and follow authority directives

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/14/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/15/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/Berlin). COUNTRY/REGION Schwentinental


Police issued evacuation orders for residences and businesses in Schwentinental (Schleswig-Holstein) on Friday, August 14, following the discovery of a WWII unexploded ordnance in the area. Residents were told to leave the area by 10:00 (local time); however, authorities have not indicated how long it will take to defuse the device.

Those who evacuated the area have been told to adhere to social distancing rules and wear face masks due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.


Individuals in Schwentinental are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the area, anticipate transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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