A bomb from the Second World War has been found on the KVB premises in Cologne-Braunsfeld. In the evening the dummy was blown up.
In Braunsfeld, a dud from the Second World War was found on Tuesday at the depot of the Cologne Transport companies (KVB). This was announced by the City of Cologne. Since the bomb had a so-called long-term detonator, it could not be defused and therefore had to be detonated in a controlled manner.
Sand and water dampen the blasting
To protect the surrounding buildings, the British five-centner bomb was covered with 50 cubic meters of sand and 48,000 liters of water.
The Stolberger Straße between Eupener Straße and Maarweg was closed for ambulance transport.
Around 5,300 people had to leave their homes within a radius of 500 metres. In the evening they were able to return to their apartments.