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Bomb squad rush to Port in UK after unexploded WW2 bomb discovered

PortandTerminal.com, August 19, 2020

LONDON – A bomb disposal squad was scrambled to Tilbury, Essex in the UK following the discovery of an “unexploded WW2 bomb”.

unexploded WW2 bomb
The unexploded WW2 bomb was discovered at the port on Tuesday 
(Image: Port of Tilbury Police)

Port of Tilbury Police confirmed yesterday, (Tuesday, August 18), that police and the armed forces responded to the incident at the port during the morning.

Police set up a cordon in the area and an exclusion zone was put in place while the bomb squad carried out an investigation of the device which was eventually deemed “safe”.

Since 2010, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) says it has been involved with making safe 450 German WW2 bombs – about 60 per year.

The Port of Tilbury is considered one of London’s major ports, and the largest multi-modal part in the south-east of the country. In July the Port of Tilbury made international news when a massive explosion tore the roofs of its grain terminal, the largest in the UK.

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