WWII bomb found in river

An aerial bomb weighing around 250 kilograms was defused and removed in less than 30 minutes in a town in Upper Austria yesterday (Tues).Explosives experts decided to evacuate the surrounding area within 400 metres after the World War Two (WWII) era bomb was discovered in the Enns River in Steyr.A road and a railway line were preliminarily closed. Tenants of a housing estate situated within the evacuation zone were asked to leave their homes.A spokesman for local police said that the team of explosives experts had no difficulties defusing the bomb which was dropped by a British or US American fighter jet in the 1940s.The situation was significantly more complex in Graz last Friday.No one was injured but several windows of houses, located as far as one kilometre from where an aerial bomb was found, broke when the missile was deliberately blown up by a special police unit. Experts decided to carry out the risky operation after realising that it would be impossible to remove the 250-kilo object safely.Dozens of stores, flats and a retirement home situated around the city’s main train station – where the bomb was discovered  – had to be evacuated.