WWII bomb prompts evac­u­a­tion of 23,000 peo­ple in Ital­ian town

The Free Press Journal - - WORLD -

ROME: At least 23,000 peo­ple were evac­u­ated from a town in Italy af­ter a World War II bomb was spot­ted at a con­struc­tion site, the me­dia re­ported. Cit­ing ANSA news agency, Xin­hua re­ported that at least 1,000 troops were dis­patched on Tues­day to help evac­u­ate part of the sea­side town of Fano, lo­cated in the Marche re­gion fac­ing the Adri­atic Sea. The town has pop­u­la­tion of just over 60,000, ac­cord­ing to the na­tional statis­tics in­sti­tute. The de­vice was man­u­fac­tured in the UK. If it goes off, the bomb could cause dam­age within a ra­dius of 1,800 me­tres, ac­cord­ing to ANSA.

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