World War II bomb found in Odesa region

14:55, 29 April 2017
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A 250-kilogram unexploded bomb of the Second World War was discovered in Odesa region's Rozdilnianskyi district on April 28, when carrying out excavation works near the village of Stepanivka, according to the press service of the State Emergency Service in Odesa region.

"Close to the railway tracks, a dozer driver noticed an object that looked like an explosive one. It turned out to be a FAB-250 aircraft bomb of the Second World War," the press service reported.

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"At 19:50 the bomb was detonated safely in a predetermined borrow pit outside the village of Velykodolynske," the agency said.

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