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Mil News Ww2 Bomb Detonated - Birmingham

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  1. Bombardier

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    A large World War Two bomb that forced a major route in Birmingham to close for almost two days has been detonated.

    The closure of the A38(M) Aston Expressway caused long delays for drivers, cancelled rail services and led to the evacuation of hundreds of homes.

    Residents slept in a gym overnight as a police cordon was put in place.

    Thirteen lorry loads of sand created an "igloo" around the 250kg device before it was detonated at about 15:30 BST.

    Exit and entry slip roads of the M6 at junction six, Spaghetti Junction, were closed on Monday morning after the discovery at a construction site.

    The Bomb is detonated by EOD


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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-39939925
     

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