bomb danube WWII
Budapest, 2019. március 23. A Duna budafoki szakaszán kiemelt két világháborús bomba egyike a hatástalanítás után a honvédség AM-31-es tûzszerész hadihajójának fedélzetén a XXII. kerületi partszakasznál 2019. március 23-án. MTI/Lakatos Péter

Bomb disposal experts lifted and defused two WW2 bombs from the River Danube, in southern Budapest, on Saturday afternoon. Residents have been allowed to return to their homes.

As part of precautionary measures, some 4,000 people were evacuated, and traffic on main road 6 and railway services were stopped in Budafok, head of the metropolitan government office, Péter Domokos, said.

More than 900 people were involved in the operation, including police, military and disaster management staff, as well as employees of the government office and the local council, he added.

The two US bombs weighing one tonne each were initially spotted last October but the low level of water in the Danube made it impossible to move them before today’s operation.

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