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Second World War bombs still killing


In the German town of Euskirchen, situated in North Rhine-Westphalia, a construction worker  using a digger unearthed one of the many unexploded bombs that were dropped during World War Two. Sadly this one exploded, killing the driver and seriously injuring two of his colleagues. The blast blew out windows and caused damage to streets in the area as well.

According to the article in The Telegraph, the North Rhine-Westphalia’s interior ministry said it defused 706 bombs in 2012. Experts increasingly use Allies’ war-time aerial photographs to find unexploded bombs, although many are also uncovered accidentally during construction work.

I wonder if the poor driver’s family will get a pension?

MeDCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and Freans and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and on Facebook, and add him on Google+
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One thought on “Second World War bombs still killing

  1. I would assume that workers compensation will provide a pension to the family. He was killed on the job, after all.

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