Hundreds of residents were evacuated on Monday as Polish military divers began a delicate operation to defuse a massive World War II bomb in a channel near the Baltic Sea.
The 5.4 ton bomb was found in Sept. 2019 during work to deepen the waterway. It’s located on the southern edge of a popular Baltic Sea resort that once was a busy Nazi Germany military port.
Around 750 local residents are being evacuated from an area of 1.6 miles around the bomb and the operation is expected to last up to five days.
Michal Jodloski, the head of the diving team, told reporters later on Monday that the operation was “going according to plan” but work was slow as only one diver at a time was being allowed to work on the bomb because of the risks.
Categories: World News