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People Have to Evacuate Frankfurt This Weekend Because of a World War II Bomb

Over 60,000 people are preparing to evacuate from the center of Frankfurt, Germany, after a World War II bomb was found underneath the city, CNN reports. The bomb was discovered earlier in the week on a construction site, and because of the bomb’s size, evacuation procedures have been planned for this Sunday.

Although the bomb doesn’t have a chance of going off and harming residents, the city wants to be safe rather than sorry. Police are guarding the area where the bomb, a 1.4-ton British device, is located in case of any activity prior to Frankfurt’s evacuation.

The city has scheduled four hours for the defusing of the bomb on Sunday, while Frankfurt Airport has even offered its space for anyone having to leave home for the day. 

I don’t know about you, but the fact that a bomb from World War II is still around today fascinates me. Here’s hoping that everyone evacuating this weekend stays safe!  

Kristen is a 2017 graduate of Siena College with a degree in English and minors in Writing & Communications and Journalism. Although she constantly pines for life in London after studying there for a semester, she calls New York home for now. In addition to previously working as a writer and Senior Editor for Her Campus Siena, she has worked for Her Campus as a News and Pop Culture blogger and a national editorial intern. Kristen has previously written for New York Minute, London's Health and Fitness, and Electronic Products. She makes far too many references to "Friends" and the British royal family. Her blog, where she talks about books, TV, and film, can be found at Bookworms and Fangirls. Follow her on Twitter @kperroney.
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