The British air bomb was not far from the Millerntor Stadium in the St. Louis district. Pauli. The 250-kilo dud was found Wednesday afternoon during reconnaissance work at the Heiligengeistfeld. According to the fire department, the escape began shortly before 10 p.m. The bomb was detonated in a controlled manner. After about 40 minutes, the fire department announced it all via Twitter. Gradually, the previously established closures were lifted.
U3 and streets were closed
At night, traffic around the scene of the incident was empty, even the airspace was closed. The metro line 3 no longer ran between the Schlump and Baumwall stops from 20.30. The elevated track set up a replacement service with buses.
Emergency accommodation in the exhibition halls
The occupants had to leave their apartments for safety reasons within a radius of 300 meters around the site. According to the fire department, nearly 570 people were brought out of the exclusion zone. Aid agencies took some of them to an empty exhibition hall that was being prepared as emergency accommodation. There were beer benches and camp beds ready. By a large margin, because transportation and accommodation in the emergency accommodation had to be Corona-compatible.
A spokesman for the fire department said it was a major challenge. Around 400 firefighters, police, aid workers and district officials were reportedly in action. After the bombs were dismantled, the residents were able to return to their apartments.