WW2 bomb defused in central Berlin after police evacuate thousands

Bomb disposal experts defused a World War Two bomb in Berlin on Friday after evacuating an area in the heart of the city including the central train station, Reuters reports. The 500kg British bomb was discovered during building work this week. Some 10,000 people – including residents, hospital patients and office workers – were evacuated from 9am from buildings within an 800-meter radius of the bomb while experts performed the operation. Long-distance and local train transport at the central station was disrupted for several hours. The city began returning to normal after the all-clear signal was given in the early afternoon.