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WWII bomb detonated in river in Frankfurt

Frankfurt: Bomb disposal experts exploded a World War II bomb in the Main river in the centre of Frankfurt on Sunday, causing a water fountain several metres high. Parts of the city centre were evacuated Sunday morning as experts attempted to deal with the 250-kilogram US Air Force bomb. It was initially unclear whether it would be detonated or diffused. The device was found on Tuesday during an exercise dive by the fire service.About 600 people were asked to leave their homes from 8 am (0600 GMT) on Sunday morning for security reasons. (DPA)

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