WWII bomb found during construction on building

CNN
Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 8:29am

Some 1,500 people were evacuated Thursday morning in Budapest after a World War II era bomb was found.

The 110 pound bomb was found during construction work at an apartment building.

A spokeswoman for the Hungarian army said around 80 residential blocks were evacuated because of the discovery.

The bomb was secured without incident.

Hungary was heavily bombed by the allies during the closing stages of World War II.

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