Suspected WWII bomb explodes leaving crater in the countryside

No injuries were reported in Sunday's explosion

No injuries were reported in Sunday's explosion

In Germany, you can add "unexploded ordinance" to the mix.

A crater 10 meters wide and 4 meters deep has appeared in a field in central German.

Something seemed to have exploded, large enough to feel like an quake, and a massive crater in a cornfield was all that remained.

So, what was with the unwelcome wake-up call?

Was it a World War II bomb? But after a day studying the crater, they said it "almost certainly" was a 550-pound dud.

German police have confirmed an explosion that left a large crater in a cornfield near Limburg and registered as a minor quake was caused by a World War II bomb. "We can be glad that the farmer was not in the field".

Almost 75 years after the end of the war, Germany remains littered with unexploded ordnance, a legacy of the Allied bombing campaign against Nazi Germany.

Local official Guido Martin said despite the latest incident, unexploded World War II bombs did not pose a big risk to Germans.

In September, a 3,000-pound bomb discovered in Frankfurt caused almost 60,000 people to be evacuated while experts defused it.

Earlier this month, a 100kg U.S. bomb from the war, discovered during building work near a shopping complex, was defused in central Berlin after the evacuation of around 3,000 people.

IL farmers have a lot to deal with, but thankfully, this is not one of those things.

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