Some 1,600 People Evacuated in Paris over WWII Bomb Deactivation
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Around 1,600 people were evacuated on 17 February in Paris due to an operation to deactivate a WWII bomb found in the northern part of the city, Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo said.
"This morning [I am with] residents of [an area near] Porte de la Chapelle [metro station]. 1,600 people were evacuated from the area because a WWII bomb is being deactivated," the mayor wrote on her Twitter page, Sputnik reported.
She added that the evacuation was being carried out with the participation of municipal services.
The bomb was found on 4 February during engineering works but experts have failed to neutralize it so far, according to media reports.
The demining operation has reportedly caused significant transport disruption near the Gare du Nord railway station.
Even almost 75 years after the end of the war, unexploded WWII bombs are often found across Europe.