This is all that’s left of a mechanical digger,
which set off what is thought to be a World War II bomb buried beneath a construction
site in Germany. The driver of the digger was killed in the blast, which injured ten
others and blew out the windows and doors of nearby buildings. The operator of a digger hit a bomb from the
World War during excavation work in the industrial area here. The bomb exploded and the digger
operator was killed. Several other people near the digger were also injured. There are
two seriously injured and eight lightly wounded. Several private homes and stores in the surrounding
area were also damaged in the explosion, which happened in the North Rhine-Westphalia region. During the war, the area was a favourite target
for Allied Forces to bomb as it was a major industrial centre. Hundreds of explosives are still discovered
every year across Germany. While most are successfully defused, sadly this driver was
not so lucky. It is thought his digger dislodged the bomb,
causing it to go off. Experts are now looking into whether it really was a relic left over
from the war, or whether it may have been something else.

World War II bomb explodes at a Germany construction site, killing digger driver
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52 thoughts on “World War II bomb explodes at a Germany construction site, killing digger driver

  • January 3, 2014 at 8:36 pm
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    The RAF will be celebrating tonight…

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  • January 3, 2014 at 9:15 pm
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    something else? you mean like TERRORISTS?

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  • January 3, 2014 at 9:16 pm
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    lol Norbert.

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  • January 3, 2014 at 10:14 pm
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    Did the bomb really do that much damage? That must've had such a blast radius to reach that far & shatter other objects around it.

    One of these days, someone might accidentally detonate a nuke buried somewhere. Who knows? A nation might've planned on dropping a nuke in the 1st place during WWII in case things don't go well, idk. (And they might've did drop a nuke, but had failed to detonate.) But I'm guessing that it is very unlikely to happen, since there has been no proof of a secret plan of a nuke attack for WWII by a single nation.

    It's very terrifying to think that these bombs are probably still hidden & buried since WWII, & possibly WWI I'm not quite sure, but may have failed to detonate when impacted, or have been placed for enemy soldiers in most parts/countries of Europe.

    I'm hoping if WWIII does happen sometime in the future, there should be no bombs left buried or placed. But if they are left like that after the war, then I hope they be treated very carefully, & to be extracted away from their placement to be detonated from a safe radius/area immediately.

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  • January 3, 2014 at 10:15 pm
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    Crazy

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  • January 3, 2014 at 10:40 pm
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    Since it's likely an allied bomb, would this mean Germany can declare war against there former enemies as an act of defense?

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  • January 3, 2014 at 11:09 pm
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    Does this become a casualty of war?

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  • January 3, 2014 at 11:16 pm
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    If you use korean crap in Deutchland, Ancestors will be angry ! Boom  

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  • January 3, 2014 at 11:45 pm
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    Yes. One less Germ. my grand mother uncle still kill these fuckers. Die you worthless NAZI

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  • January 4, 2014 at 12:31 am
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    Sweep before you dig?

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  • January 4, 2014 at 1:59 am
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    Does this technically make him a casualty of WW2? Would it change the death toll? Serious question.

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  • January 4, 2014 at 2:07 am
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    english bomb, 
    BOMB ENGLAND NOW !

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  • January 4, 2014 at 5:32 am
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    How big does that bomb have to be for that blast radius

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  • January 4, 2014 at 7:10 am
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    THAT MEANS WAR!

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  • January 4, 2014 at 9:43 am
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    oops..

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  • January 4, 2014 at 10:25 am
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    So sad all these years and still people being killed 🙁

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  • January 4, 2014 at 11:58 am
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    Bet he's a sour kraut.

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  • January 4, 2014 at 8:52 pm
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    @The Foe it was more focused on the world war 2 bomb but they are not going to leave out any other evidence

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  • January 4, 2014 at 11:19 pm
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    The brits still killing innocent germans 70 years later, the bastards.

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  • January 4, 2014 at 11:21 pm
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    I blame the brits.

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  • January 5, 2014 at 4:53 am
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    Killer by History…

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  • January 5, 2014 at 4:53 am
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    Killed by History…

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  • February 19, 2014 at 7:08 pm
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    interesting

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  • June 10, 2014 at 5:05 pm
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    0:36 six not eight you idiots

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  • September 8, 2015 at 6:58 am
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    I more for the allies… lol

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  • September 25, 2015 at 6:40 pm
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    That bomb has been plotting for years.

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  • November 22, 2015 at 4:59 am
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    mechanical diggAr! 🙂

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  • November 22, 2015 at 5:01 am
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    I bet everyone at first was like: "fucking ISIS!"

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  • November 22, 2015 at 5:01 am
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    I bet everyone at first was like: "fucking ISIS!"

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  • April 8, 2016 at 11:13 pm
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    yeah guys i remember that day i heared it . It was freaking scarry AND SHOCKING TO hear the explosion. (Germany Nordrheinwestphalen )

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  • May 28, 2017 at 1:11 pm
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    Past reminds that it should not be forgotten

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  • September 2, 2017 at 4:43 pm
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    I visited Germany, lovely country, lovely people. I am so sorry.

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  • October 3, 2017 at 6:52 am
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    You would think these stupid things would have a half life, or rust out so much that they disarm themselves. Construction crews need some sonar equipment or metal detectors or something.

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  • December 8, 2017 at 2:18 pm
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    I love WWII

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  • January 17, 2018 at 1:32 am
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    Nice to see German basterds getting killed 😆😆😆😆

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  • March 5, 2018 at 1:03 am
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    How do German construction workers mitigate the risks of unexploded bombs? Can't they use ground-penetrating radar?

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  • March 7, 2018 at 9:35 pm
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    Favourite place to drop bombs ? … millennial people had no clue… they leave in the perfect world.. weak up

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  • April 8, 2018 at 2:09 pm
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    The war is not over.

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  • April 19, 2018 at 2:23 am
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    i would want a steel shield around the drivers cabin if i was digging anywhere in europe

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  • May 14, 2018 at 4:56 pm
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    who lives by the sword dies by the sword 😉

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  • May 16, 2018 at 11:14 am
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    Who cares. We should of executed every German, Austrian and Swiss in 45.

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  • June 20, 2018 at 12:32 pm
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    We can't make apliances that last more than 10 years but we know how to make mines and bombs that last indefinetly . Smh

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  • July 9, 2018 at 11:13 pm
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    Germans are great people.

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  • August 2, 2018 at 11:19 am
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    The Germans started it uk France didn’t want to fight they had no choice we just fighted to keep are freedom and land it is sad that this guy died but his grandfathers are to blame

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  • September 2, 2018 at 4:19 pm
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    500 lbs of degraded WWII explosive … Still devastating

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  • September 16, 2018 at 9:04 am
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    Karma is a bitch hahaha

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  • January 17, 2019 at 6:05 pm
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    Think at this point they would use a ground penetrating radar or something like that before digging.

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  • March 12, 2019 at 2:53 pm
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    After two world wars and innumerable smaller conflicts since the mid Ninteenth Century, Europe must be saturated in unexploded ordnance.

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  • April 25, 2019 at 11:03 am
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    @Your mu Wantssum The Brits and French only declared war. Other countries with high reputation like the Swedes, Swiss, Irish …. did not consider this conflict serious enough to declare war.
    The Brits and French were concerned about their investments in Poland !
    This was the reason why they declared a war that ended with more than 50mil dead !
    Congratulation !

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  • August 12, 2019 at 5:44 pm
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    Not so Lucky? R U sure?… Jezz…

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