Cyprus Mail
Sport World

Dortmund stadium shut down after discovery of unexploded bomb

Experts defuse a 1800-kilogram bomb from World War II in the western German city of Dortmund in November 2013

By Karolos Grohmann

AN unexploded World War II bomb was found near Borussia Dortmund’s stadium on Thursday, forcing the Bundesliga club to shut down some of their operations.

The British bomb was found at a parking area near the west tribune of the Signal Iduna Park hours before coach Jurgen Klopp’s news conference ahead of the Ruhr valley derby against Schalke 04 on Saturday.

It was discovered after viewing aerial photographs, city officials said.
Efforts to defuse the bomb and render it safe would start later on Thursday afternoon.

“It is not yet known how long the stadium area will remain off limits,” Dortmund, who shut their Fan World space and club museum, said in a brief statement.
Unexploded World War II ordnance is a relatively common occurrence in Germany where several million tonnes of bombs were dropped during the war by Allied and Soviet forces.

The city of Dortmund suffered extensive destruction during bombing raids.

Related posts

Man United out of League Cup, Chelsea and Spurs through on penalties

Reuters News Service

Algeria closes airspace to Moroccan aviation

Reuters News Service

Cyprus in ‘historic’ bid to host group phase of Eurobasket 2025

Source: Cyprus News Agency

Get a grip, PM Johnson tells France after submarine row

Reuters News Service

US to donate 500m more Covid vaccine doses to other countries -Biden

Reuters News Service

Russian plane with six on board crashes near Khabarovsk

Reuters News Service

3 comments

Comments are closed.