Hundreds evacuated to detonate WWII bomb found at construction site

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EXETER, UK. (CBS) – Approximately 2,600 properties in Great Britain had to be evacuated by authorities for the controlled explosion of an undetonated World War II bomb.

Officials say it was found at a construction site near the University of Exeter.

Police later confirmed that the object was a German SC-1000 Sprengbomb, commonly known as a Hermann bomb.

Witnesses said the explosion could be heard from several miles away.

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