World war bomb in Kreuzberg defused

World war bomb in Kreuzberg defused

Due to the defusing of a world war bomb, thousands of people had to leave their homes in Kreuzberg for more than ten hours on Saturday (November 14, 2020).

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    A police emergency vehicle informs residents with a neon sign about an evacuation.
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    Police officers stand at the corner of Neuenburger Straße in Kreuzberg.
  • Evacuation in Kreuzberg© dpa
    Because of the bomb defusing, emergency forces are calling on residents to leave their homes.
Forensic technicians from the State Criminal Police Office (LKA) rendered the 250 kilogram dud bomb from World War II harmless, as the police twittered at 17:22. The bomb finally had to be transported to the Grunewald explosion site. Only then were people to be allowed to return to their homes.
During the defusing at the Neuenburger Straße near the subway station Prinzenstraße the subway lines 1 and 3 between the stations Kottbusser Tor and Hallesches Tor (U1) and Nollendorfplatz (U3) were interrupted. Previously, bus lines M41 and 248 had already been rerouted. The dud had been found on Friday during construction work in the yard of the patent office. The large complex extends between Gitschiner Strasse and Neuenburger Strasse. The blocking circle around the site had a radius of 300 meters.
From 8 o'clock in the morning the police had brought the people to safety. About 350 police officers were on duty. 7500 people left their homes more or less voluntarily. The police reported that the district had rented three hotels, among other things, to create enough space for corona infected people, people in quarantine and people in need of help. Social institutions and churches were also available for the stay.
Policemen went from door to door to address the people individually. Police loudspeaker cars drove through the streets. There were announcements in German, Turkish and Arabic. Electronic scoreboards on the police cars read "Unexploded ordnance found" and "Evacuation". The police also published information on Twitter in Turkish.

Source: dpa

| Last edited: Saturday, 14. November 2020 20:57 Uhr

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