WWII-era unexploded bomb found in Opava region

Some 300 people were evacuated from houses in the village of Sosnová in the Opava region on Friday, after a metal detector found an unexploded World War II-era bomb.

The German-made 250 kilogramme bomb will be destroyed on site by a police pyrotechnician. The police determined 1.5 kilometres as a safe perimeter to detonate the bomb.

During the war, heavy fighting took place in the Opava region, and unexploded ordnances are often discovered during excavation or agricultural work.

Author: Brian Kenety