Unexploded WWII bomb found near Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park

An unexploded Second World War bomb was found near the Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund on Thursday morning. The city has said a team will work to defuse it as soon as the area has been evacuated.

Just hours before Dortmund trainer Jürgen Klopp was due to give his press conference ahead of the derby against Schalke, a 250 kilogram (550 pound) unexploded bomb of British origin was discovered near Borussia Dortmund’s stadium, the Signal Iduna Park. With a 250 meter safety radius, both the stadium and the fan world had to be evacuated as well as everyone living in the area.

“The area is sparsely populated. Nevertheless, we’ve got to make sure that there’s no one inside the restricted area. Especially in the Bolmketal garden district,” said city spokesman Hans-Joachim Skupsch to Ruhr Nachrichten.
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