Blast After Digger Driver Impales WWII Bomb With Scoop

This is the sight that greeted a digger driver when he lifted up his scoop – to discover it had impaled a large World War II bomb with its prongs.

The 50-kilogramme (110-lb) rust-covered explosive relic from World War II was dug out of the ground while work was being carried out to lay new pipes.

Video Credit: CEN/FederalServiceOfTheNationalGuardOfRussianFederation

The metal scoop has several metal teeth in order to burrow into the ground which had impaled themselves through the casing of the bomb, according to local media, which was then lifted into the air by the digger operator.

The incident happened in the Russian town of Anapa located in the Krasnodar Krai region on the northern coast of the Black Sea.

During World War II, the town was occupied and totally demolished by Nazi Germany aided by Romanian troops between 30th August 1942 and 22nd September 1943.

Credit: CEN
The incident occurred on Monday, July 8, in the residential complex “Gorgipia”. The police, together with the staff of Rosgvardia, cordoned off the scene of the incident and caused the bomb technicians

The latest discovery was made while work was being carried out on the “Gorgipia” residential estate and police immediately cordoned off the area and called in the bomb disposal experts.

They confirmed it was an incendiary aerial bomb that would have been dropped during WWII, known in Russia as the Great Patriotic War when Germany invaded the country in 1941. 

It was decided that it was not possible to safely defuse the bomb after the casing had been so badly damaged, and instead it was moved carefully to a new location where it was destroyed in a controlled explosion. 

In the video, a bomb disposal expert can be seen inspecting the bomb before it is detonated at night.

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Story By: Anna GuranSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Central European News

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