Bomb squad destroys 500-pound wartime explosive near Arnhem
Army bomb disposal experts have removed an unexploded Second World War device from a former school site in a town near Arnhem.
Householders were evacuated from the site in Huissen, between Arnhem and Nijmegen, while the 500-pound aircraft bomb was removed from the site and destroyed in a controlled explosion.
The bomb was found in November during excavation work for new homes. A school previously stood on the site where the bomb lay around 3.5 metres underground.
It was dropped by a British RAF bomber in October 1944. Huissen was on the front line from the Battle of Arnhem in September 1944 until April 1945, shortly before the Netherlands was liberated.
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