More than 54000 residents of the southern German city of Augsburg may have homes in the morning because the authorities are busy dismantling a huge bomb left over from the Second World War, The Associated Press reported.
The bomb weighs 1.8 tons. Police say Augsburg's medieval churches and city halls have been cordoned off. Close to the block 25, 8 in the morning after outsiders can not enter, and all residents in the district must also be completed before 10 a.m. evacuation. The police did not specify how long it would take to defuse the bomb. The government will open schools and other facilities and provide free transportation for people to go to temporary shelters.
Augsburg in February 1944 25 and 26 days by hundreds of American and British fighter planes bombed, most areas of the city was razed. Germany also used to find wartime bombs, but this evacuation was the largest since the Second World War. In 2011, Koblenz evacuated 45000 people because of the bombing.