Mysterious explosion in a German cornfield was probably a WWII bomb

Giant Crater in Limburg-Ahlbach Germany

Giant Crater in Limburg-Ahlbach Germany

Explosive experts believe the shape of the four-foot deep crater was nearly certainly created by a bomb, according to news agency DPA.

The crater is 33 feet (10 metres) wide and 13 feet (four metres) deep. But after a day studying the crater, they said it "almost certainly" was a 550-pound dud.

A World War II-era bomb has exploded in a field near the district of Ahlbach in the western German town of Limburg, leaving a crater in the ground, a police spokesman said on Monday (June 24). "We can be glad that the farmer was not in the field".

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Old bombs are not uncommon finds in Germany and elsewhere, with hundreds found each year.

A huge crater in the middle of a cornfield in rural Germany is believed to have been made by a buried World War II bomb.

Earlier this month, a 100-kilo (220-pound) USA bomb from the war, discovered during building work near a shopping complex, was defused in central Berlin after the evacuation of around 3,000 people.

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