Regensburg, Germany -- A World War II era bomb was recently unearthed during excavation work at a Germany construction site in Regensburg. Regensburg is a city with a 140,000 population and home to a prison.
Construction in this area has unearthed undetonated munitions throughout the area. The bomb was found during a construction project a few yards from Regensburg prison. The prison is home to 109 inmates.
Authorities were forced to organize a large-scale evacuation of the area, including of the inmates and the prison. Approximately 1,500 local residents were evacuated while the bomb was diffused. Specialists defused one bomb and had two controlled explosions of bombs found with still-intact detonators.
Bombs and other munition is found throughout Germany during construction excavation. Since the beginning of 2017, five bombs have already been found in the area.
About ten minutes from the site, another bomb was found near a kindergarten. The bomb was a 250 lbs American pilot bomb. It was safety defused.
"There are bombs everywhere. This is nothing unusual in Germany," said Biopark Physicist Dr. Robert Mertzig.