WWII bomb find in Leiden; area evacuated
Homes and businesses along the Amphoraweg in Leiden were evacuated Friday morning after an airplane bomb was discovered.
The Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) service was also in place, and are investigating the situation, a spokesperson for the EOD reports. Further information from the service is not yet available.
The area has been closed off as a 500 pound airplane bomb dating back to the Second World War was discovered during dredging activities in the water surrounding an old cement factory.
The municipality has given off a 'GRIP 4' announcement, which means that the disaster area surpasses the municipality borders.
A bomb was discovered in the same road during dredging activities in November last year. This was detonated on the beach near Wassenaar.
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