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Army defuses WWII-era bomb

June 07, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

British military engineers used a controlled explosion to safely destroy a giant, rusting World War II-era bomb that was discovered during construction for the 2012 Summer Olympics, the army said.

The 2,000-pound German bomb, which the Metropolitan Police said was the largest found in London in three decades, was uncovered as workers prepared a site in East London for the Games.

Service on two nearby subway lines was suspended as a precaution while the bomb was defused.

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