WARSAW – The most significant World War Two bomb ever discovered in Poland took off under water on Tuesday as navy scuba divers attempted to pacify it.
More than 750 individuals had actually been left from the location near the Piast Canal outside the town of Swinoujscie where the Tallboy bomb utilized by Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) was discovered. It weighed almost 12,000 pounds, consisting of nearly 5,300 pounds of dynamite.
“The deflagration process turned into detonation. The object can be considered as neutralized, it will not pose any more threat,” Second-Lieutenant Grzegorz Lewandowski, the representative of the 8th Coastal Defense Flotilla, was estimated as stating by state-run news firm PAP.
“All mine divers were outside the danger zone.”
Swinoujscie includes a melted gas (LNG) terminal however a representative for the town’s mayor informed PAP nobody was hurt and no facilities had actually been harmed.
The Piast Canal links the Baltic Sea with the Oder River on Poland’s border with Germany. The bomb was come by the RAF in 1945 in an attack on the German cruiser Lutzow.