Greece Evacuates Second Largest City to Remove WWII Bomb - Inverse

In Greece's second biggest city, Thessaloniki, a bomb forced tens of thousands of residents and refugees out of their permanent and temporary homes this weekend. This was no wartime evacuation, though, nor was it a terrorist attack. It was an ...

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 ...

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

A 250 kg World War Two bomb that was found during excavation works at a gas station, is carried on a military truck, following an operation to defuse it, in the northern city of Thessaloniki, Greece, February 12, 2017. Photo by Alexandros Avramidis ...

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

A military truck carried an unexploded World War II bomb that had been defused by Greek army personnel on Sunday in Thessaloniki. Credit Giannis Papanikos/Associated Press. ATHENS — In Greece's biggest peacetime evacuation ever, about 72,000 ...

Soldiers diffuse WWII bomb in Greece - iAfrica.com

Military personnel of the Hellenic Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team stand at the site of a World War II bomb in Kordelio, a suburb of Thessaloniki, on February 12, 2017. Credit: AFP PHOTO. Greek soldiers have successfully defused a World War ...

WW2 bomb forces huge evacuation in Greece - and museum trip for refugees - Reuters

Refugees visit the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki after being evacuated from the Softex refugee camp, during an operation to defuse a 250 kg World War Two bomb found at a gas station in the northern city of Thessaloniki, Greece, February 12 ...

Greek WW2 bomb deactivated after mass Thessaloniki evacuation - BBC News

A World War Two bomb has been deactivated in the Greek city of Thessaloniki after it forced the evacuation of some 70,000 people, officials say. The 250kg (500lb) bomb was discovered during excavation works. It will now be removed and taken to a firing ...

Greek troops defuse WWII bomb after mass evacuation - RTE.ie

Greek soldiers have successfully defused a World War II bomb in Thessaloniki, the country's second largest city, after evacuating tens of thousands of people from the area. "The operation is over, everything went well," regional security chief ...