10,000 to be evac­u­ated in Poland for bomb dis­posal

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - WORLD -

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.

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