8,000 people in Cologne have to leave because of bomb disposal houses

In Cologne, a World War II bomb was found. It should be defused on this Friday.

Because of the planned defusing of a World War II bomb in Cologne, about 8,000 people have to leave their homes at short notice. The found in the morning English five-hundredth bomb should be made harmless as soon as possible, said the city.

The evacuation radius around the locality in the district of Braunsfeld amounts to 500 meters and should no longer be entered. The light rail and bus traffic in the area was discontinued and the airspace had been blocked. The exact time of defusing is not yet clear.

REF: http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/koeln-8000-menschen-muessen-wegen-bombenentschaerfung-haeuser-verlassen-a-1243776.html