Collector of old weapons killed in home explosion

A collector of old weapons was killed Sunday evening when a WWII mortar round exploded in his house in Plzeň. The 33-year-old had apparently been disassembling the device when it blew up. Police evacuated nearby houses after the explosion, saying the collection amounted to a mini munitions warehouse containing dozens of unexploded artillery and mortar rounds. The district mayor said the explosion scattered undetonated munitions around the premises and could have affected the entire street had the whole collection blown up.