A 100kg Soviet-made WWII bomb was found at a construction site in downtown Miskolc, in northern Hungary, on Wednesday morning, a communications officer of the Hungarian army’s bomb disposal squad told MTI.

Explosives experts established that the bomb had a detonator, which must be defused at the site, Milán Gajdos said.

Local residents, more than 100 people, were evacuated from 32 buildings in an area with a 200 metre radius around the site, he said.

100kg WWII bomb found at Miskolc construction site
Miskolc, Hungary. 100kg WWII bomb found at Miskolc construction site. Photo: MTI

The experts disassembled the explosive device at the site and moved the bomb to a central army base for dismantling, Gajdos said after the operation.

Local residents could afterwards return to their homes, he said.

100kg WWII bomb found at Miskolc construction site
Miskolc, Hungary. 100kg WWII bomb found at Miskolc construction site. Photo: MTI
100kg WWII bomb found at Miskolc construction site
Miskolc, Hungary. 100kg WWII bomb found at Miskolc construction site. Photo: MTI
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Source: MTI

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