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  • Thousands evacuated after WWII bomb found in French city

    RFI — Three thousand people were evacuated from their homes in the centre of the French city of Rennes Sunday while a 250-kilogramme (550-pound) British bomb from World War II was defused.
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    “We found a bomb one month ago in the centre of the capital of the Brittany region of Western France but we couldn’t defuse it right away and we took that time to inform the population about the evacuation procedure,” sub-prefect Frédérique Camilleri told RFI.
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    “It took two hours to defuse the bomb and it was quite difficult because it was old and it was not in really good shape,” she said.
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    Police evacuated all homes and businesses within 270 metres (300 yards) of the scene, including a fire station and 90 residents of a home for the elderly while the operation took place.

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