WW2 bomb prompts evacuations in parts of Portsmouth

WW2 bomb prompts evacuations in parts of Portsmouth

Homes and a shopping and leisure centre in Portsmouth have been evacuated after a World War Two German bomb was found.
Trains between Portsmouth and Southsea and Portsmouth Harbour are suspended, and ferry services have been affected.
The device, discovered by a dredging barge on the seabed in Portsmouth Harbour at about 05:00 GMT, is due to be towed to a detonation site.
Cross-channel ferries to and from Portsmouth were suspended earlier when a 500m exclusion zone was set up.
Ahead of the operation to move the bomb, police evacuated both the shopping and residential areas of Gunwharf... read more

16 November 2016 in Regional, Views: 44
Source: BBC

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