There are believed to still be hundreds of thousands of unexploded bombs dropped during WW II remaining throughout Germany.
The Two-Way reported in May that 50,000 people had to evacuate the German city of Hanover while experts defused three British bombs.
Millions of tons of bombs were dropped over the course of the war, many of which never went off.
And so, cities were rebuilt and life went on over ordnance that is still able to wreak havoc.
About a dozen bomb technicians have been killed in Germany since 2000, reports Smithsonian Magazine. And the danger may be getting worse.
(NPR's) Soraya (Sarhaddi Nelson) says, "Undetonated World War II bombs, of which there are thousands still buried around Germany, are becoming more dangerous with time because of components breaking down."
Frankfurt Police called the bomb defused Sunday, "the defeated beast" and tweeted images of it being loaded onto a truck and driven away.
City officials said residents of the evacuated neighborhood should be allowed to return to their homes by 8:00 p.m. local time.
#Weltkriegsbombe #Frankfurt— Polizei Frankfurt (@Polizei_Ffm) September 3, 2017
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