10,000 to be evacuated in Poland for bomb disposal
WARSAW, Poland — Authorities in eastern Poland have ordered an evacuation of some 10,000 people and temporary closure of the road to Belarus on Sunday to allow for the removal and disarming of a massive World War II bomb. The 500 kilogram German ST-500 bomb was found late Thursday during road works in the town of Bialystok, 190 kilometres northeast of Warsaw.
Bialystok authorities said Friday that about 10,000 people live within its range of 1.35 kilometres.
They will be evacuated in buses early Sunday to allow sappers to remove the bomb and take it to a test range to be neutralized. They should be able to return in the evening.