Two bombs were discovered by local fishermen during World War II.
3,000 people were evacuated from the area for the bomb disposal operation
The bomb has a range of 45 km. carried away and destroyed
Rome. The effect of climate change is now increasingly visible in the countries of Europe, along with the cases of forest fires, the problem of drought is also increasing rapidly. This has also reduced the water level of the river. Two bombs were discovered by local fishermen during World War II when a river in Italy was plagued by drought, causing a furore in the area. About 3,000 people living nearby were evacuated from the area for a bomb disposal operation, airstrips were closed and stretches of waterways along railway lines and state roads were sealed off, the military said. Traffic was stopped.
Bomb disposal engineers removed the fuse from the US-made device, which the military said contained 240 kg (530 lb) of explosives, before it was destroyed by police about 45 km (30 mi) away. Military experts said on Sunday that the 450-kilogram (1,000 lb) bomb had been previously controlled and defused. Which was discovered on July 25 near the northern village of Borgo Virgilio, near the city of Mantua. Colonel Marco Nasi said that clearing the bomb was not an easy task for us.
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Italy declared a state of emergency in the area around Po last month. It is one of the longest rivers in Italy. The region, which accounts for about a third of agricultural production, has been experiencing drought for 70 years.
tags: italy, Rome, weapons, weapons, world War 2
First published: August 08, 2022, 15:48 IST