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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 »

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 »

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 forces huge evacuation in Greece - Radio New Zealand

At least 70,000 people in the Greek city of Thessaloniki are being evacuated so that a 500lb World War Two bomb can be defused, officials say. Military officers try to evacuate an unexploded World War II bomb in Thessaloniki, Greece. Military officers ...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 »

World War II bomb defused after 75000 people evacuated in Greece - Daily News & Analysis

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

WWII-Era Bomb Defused as 70000 Thessaloniki Residents Evacuated from Potential Impact Area - The Pappas Post

A World War II-era bomb was successfully defused in the Greek city of Thessaloniki following the evacuation of approximately 70,000 residents from the area that could have been impacted, should the bomb had gone off. The 250kg (500lb) bomb was ...and more »

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 ...and more »