Tamás Cserép | Apr 19, 2019 | 1
WW2 bombs defused in evacuated area of Buda – Photos
Bomb disposal experts have defused two second world war explosives found at a construction site near the MOM shopping mall in Buda after residents had been evacuated earlier on Wednesday, the Hungarian Army bomb disposal unit communications officer said.
The fuse has been removed from a bomb weighing 50kg and another weighing 100kg, Zita Markovics said.
The fuse removed from the bigger bomb will be destroyed on site because it is not safe to transport, she added.
In the course of construction of the Koltai Jenő Sports Centre, several types of explosive devices had been found.
Police evacuated an area of half a kilometer from the sports center, completely closing Alkotás Street, a main traffic artery into the capital. A total of 547 homes were evacuated, as well as two office complexes, the MOM shopping mall, one wing of Hotel Novotel and Bara Hotel. Some 370 officials were involved in the operation.