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

Greek officials are evacuating some 70,000 people ahead of an operation to defuse a huge World War II bomb. The device was unearthed during road works and is scheduled to be removed in the coming days. Griechenland Evakuierung in Thessaloniki (picture ...and more »

Unexploded WW2 bomb prompts huge Thessaloniki evacuation - The Guardian

Sacks of sand are unloaded next to a hole in the ground where the bomb was found during roadworks last week. Photograph: Alexandros Avramidis/Reuters. Greece. Unexploded WW2 bomb prompts huge Thessaloniki evacuation. Up to 70,000 people will leave ...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 »

Greek troops defuse large World War II bomb after mass evacuation - Deutsche Welle

The bomb was seriously degraded, but its firing mechanism was still intact, officials said. Never before had such a large bomb been found in such a densely populated area. Thessaloniki Entschärfung Weltkriegsbombe (picture-alliance/AP Photo/G ...and more »

WWII bomb defused in Greece; 70000 evacuees heading home - PBS NewsHour

THESSALONIKI, Greece — Authorities in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki say an unexploded World War II bomb found under a gas station was defused Sunday and safely taken to an army firing range outside the city, paving the way for over 70,000 ...and more »

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

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 meters (16 feet) below ground during ...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 »

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 »

Discovery of intact WWII-era bomb under Greek gas station prompts mass evacuation - Washington Post

Workers expanding storage tanks at a busy gas station in Greece made a startling discovery last week: a giant unexploded bomb. Their discovery didn't avert a terrorist attack, however. In fact, the 375-pound, five-foot-long bomb was manufactured in the ...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 »