Police have been evacuating residents in Kuřim this morning. A 50kg WW2 aerial bomb has been discovered in the woods near U rybníka. Photo: Police CR / Twitter.
Brno / Kurim, Feb 24 (BD) [update: 14:27] – “We have to get hundreds of people to a safe distance. The specialists now need to decide how to deal with the ammunition,” announced the Czech Police on Twitter shortly before 9am.
Police have announced that they have evacuated 101 residents and 175 schoolchildren from the area.
After a 2-hour procedure, the Soviet-made bomb was deactivated and will now be removed for professional disposal, according to the Czech Police.
According to Police spokesman Bohumil Malášek, an amateur with a metal detector discovered the bomb in a forest near a residential part of the city on Sunday evening.