An ancient aircraft World War II bomb blasted at a construction site next to a busy railway line in Munich on Wednesday, injuring four people, one of them seriously, according to German authorities.
German train-service crew members and a number of eyewitnesses reported that a column of smoke was seen rising from the site near the Donnersbergerbruecke station.
In response, the emergency services were deployed to the area and bomb disposal experts were quickly at the scene examining the remains of the bomb.
After a while, Germain authorities suspended the trains to and from that station, which is cited as the busiest one, but service resumed in mid-afternoon. A few local trains were evacuated. The fire service said there was no damage to the tracks.
The construction site for a new commuter train line is located on the approach to Munich’s central station, which is about a half-mile to the east.
It’s worth noting that unexploded bombs are still found frequently in Germany, even 76 years after the end of the war, and often during work on construction sites.