World War II bomb explodes, kills man in Germany
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World War II bomb explodes, kills man in Germany

Blast occurs during construction work in Euskirchen, near Bonn

Street view, Euskirchen, Germany (photo credit: ThomasPusch/Wikimedia Commons/File)
Street view, Euskirchen, Germany (photo credit: ThomasPusch/Wikimedia Commons/File)

BERLIN — Police say a World War II bomb has exploded during construction work in a western German town, killing one person and wounding at least eight others.

The dpa news agency reported that police in Euskirchen, near Bonn, said the driver of a bulldozer was killed in Friday’s explosion. Two people were seriously injured and six others suffered lighter injuries.

Unexploded World War II-era bombs are still discovered frequently in Germany, though it’s relatively rare for those finds to result in death or injury.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

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