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World War II Bomb Detonated in Exeter, England

A recently discovered bomb from World War II was disposed of during a controlled detonation on February 27 in Exeter, England.

The bomb, which was uncovered a day earlier, led to the evacuation of some 2,600 properties in the area as well as residence halls at the University of Exeter prior to its detonation.

“The impact of the blast has been significant and debris has been thrown at least 250-metres away,” said the Devon and Cornwall Police. “The crater is around the size of a double decker bus.”

Residents who had been evacuated were allowed to return home on February 28, police said. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police via Storyful