A World War II Soviet aerial bomb was found at the intersection of Tímár and Varga Streets in Debrecen. The police closed a 100-meter section of Tímár Street for the time of defusing the bomb, the communications officer of the Hungarian Defence Forces’ Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment told MTI.
WWII-era Soviet bomb in Debrecen
Milán Gajdos said that the explosive device was discovered during construction works at the intersection of Tímár and Varga Streets. The bomb squad commander determined that a 100-kilogram, WWII-era, Soviet explosive detonator bomb was found.
He added that the explosive device must be defused on site before it can be removed. For the time being, the police closed a 100-metre stretch of Tímár Street, and three family houses had to be evacuated because of the measure.
The lockdown has been lifted
Milán Gajdos reported just before 3 PM that the bottom fuse of the 100 kilogram Soviet aerial bomb had been successfully removed and destroyed on the spot. The defused bomb body will be transported to the central collection point where it will be destroyed. The police have lifted the lockdown, Cívishír reports.