A World War II bomb exploded in the English town of Great Yarmouth on Friday, police said, as workers tried to disperse it.
The device was spotted Tuesday while crossing a river in Great Yarmouth. It was found by a contractor working on the third crossing of the River Yare.
And on Friday, Norfolk Police announced there had been an “unplanned” detonation.
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No casualties were reported and police said all army and rescue workers were reported.
Army specialists had severed the bomb using a technique that causes the explosive to burn slowly, police said. Workers began trying to cut into the bomb Thursday.
The police took a video of the explosion with their drone.
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“This has been an arduously long process, but the public safety and that of those involved in the operation was at the heart of the decision-making process,” Nick Davison, deputy chief of police at Norfolk Constabulary, said in a statement.
“This was the final phase of a delicate operation that has caused a lot of disruption in the city, but we hope that this can be resolved soon and that if all goes according to plan, the lockdowns can be lifted,” he continued.
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A spokesman for Cadent, which manages the local gas network, said the company had carried out a “close inspection of our pipes in the area,” according to Sky News.
“There is no indication that the blast damaged our assets and the gas continues to flow safely,” the spokesman said.
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