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100kg WWII bomb removed from Miskolc construction site

A 100kg Soviet-made WWII bomb was found at a construction site in downtown Miskolc, in northern Hungary, on Wednesday morning, a communications officer of the Hungarian army's bomb disposal squad told MTI.

Explosives experts established that the bomb had a detonator, which must be defused at the site, Milan Gajdos said.

Local residents, more than 100 people, were evacuated from 32 buildings in an area with a 200 metre radius around the site, he said.

The experts disassembled the explosive device at the site and moved the bomb to a central army base for dismantling, Gajdos said after the operation.

Local residents could afterwards return to their homes, he said.

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