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WWII bomb detonated in Munich, Germany

Aug. 28, 2012 at 8:51 PM   |   Comments

MUNICH, Germany, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- A 550-pound World War II-era bomb found under a bar in Munich, Germany, frequented by the Rolling Stones was detonated Tuesday night.

Video and photos showed the 10 p.m. blast created a big boom, shook the ground in the vicinity and sent a huge fireball into the night sky over Munich.

Initially, ordnance experts had intended to defuse the 250-kilogram bomb, but that plan was scuttled after it was learned it had a chemical, delayed-action fuse that made the task too dangerous, Sueddeutsche.de reported Tuesday.

So instead, about 3,000 people were evacuated from the vicinity of the Schwabinger 7 bar where TheLocal.de and Denmark's TV2 said British rocker Mick Jagger and the rest of the Stones were known to have hung out back in the day, and the bomb was detonated, Munich newspaper Abendzeitung reported.

Topics: Mick Jagger
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