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Unexploded WW2 bomb prompts huge Thessaloniki evacuation - The Guardian

Up to 70,000 people will leave their homes in the Greek city on Saturday during operation to defuse 250kg device. Agence France-Presse. Sat 11 Feb 2017 06.14 EST Last modified on Sat 11 Feb 2017 09.28 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter ...and more »

Up to 72000 evacuated from Greece's Thessaloniki due to 550 pound WW2 bomb - Business Insider

Wikimedia Commons by Zweifüssler ATHENS (Reuters) - Thousands of Greeks evacuated their homes in the second-biggest city of Thessaloniki on Sunday to allow experts to defuse a World War Two bomb. The 250 kg (550 lb) bomb was discovered about 5 ...and more »

Greece orders mandatory evacuation of thousands around WWII bomb - Deutsche Welle

Authorities began the mass evacuation on Saturday in the northern city of Thessaloniki ahead of the planned detonation on Sunday. The bomb, containing nearly 250 kilograms (550 pounds) of explosives, was discovered in the country's second largest city ...and more »

A Greek city is about to undergo the country's biggest-ever peacetime evacuation to defuse a WW2 bomb - Business Insider

A military officer looks into a hole in the ground where a 250 kg World War Two bomb was found during excavation works at a gas station on the northern city of Thessaloniki Thomson Reuters ATHENS (Reuters) - Up to 72,000 people will be evacuated from ...and more »

Long-Buried World War II Bomb Prompts Massive Evacuation In Greece - NPR

As a rule, it's considered less than desirable to have a long-unexploded bomb buried deep in the ground near your property. Even less so when that property is a gas station. Yet that's precisely what residents in Thessaloniki, the second-largest city ...and more »

After A Massive Evacuation, Greek City Defuses A World War II Bomb - NPR

After an unexploded World War II-era bomb was discovered buried next to a gas station in Thessaloniki, authorities in Greece's second-largest city had to figure out how to get it out of there. Long-Buried World War II Bomb Prompts Massive Evacuation In ...and more »

Greece begins evacuation of 75000 people after discovery of 500lb WWII bomb - The Independent

The second largest city in Greece has evacuated around 75,000 people to clear the way for experts to defuse a 500lb (226kg) unexploded Second World War bomb. The device was found in Thessaloniki, in the country's north, earlier in February, during ...and more »

World War II Bomb Removal in Greece Forces 72000 From Homes - New York Times

ATHENS — In Greece's biggest peacetime evacuation ever, about 72,000 people left their homes in the city of Thessaloniki on Sunday as experts defused and removed a World War II bomb from below a gas station. Hundreds of police officers in Thessaloniki ...and more »

WWII bomb deactivated in Greece after forcing massive evacuation of Thessaloniki - ABC Online

A World War II bomb has forced a massive evacuation in Greece's second-largest city, but also gave a group of stranded refugees a rare day-trip to the museum. Key points: The evacuation is one of biggest in peacetime; Up to 72,000 people asked to leave ...and more »

WWII bomb is defused after 75000 people evacuated in Greece - The Indian Express

Authorities in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki evacuated an estimated 75,000 people Sunday so army experts could defuse a 500-pound (227-kilogram) unexploded World War II bomb found under a gas station. The evacuation started at 7 am (0500 ...and more »