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Tens of thousands of Greeks evacuated for cleaning up old bomb

Tens of thousands of Greeks evacuated for cleaning up old bomb

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Tens of thousands of inhabitants of the Greek city of Thessaloniki have Sunday to their homes to leave because of the dismantling of a bomb from the Second world War.

About 72,000 people were called temporary and safe shelter to look for in local sports halls, café’s and other childcare places.

The 250 kilogram heavy bomb was last week found during excavation work at a gas station.

Experts made the explosive harmless, and then on the Sunday afternoon to a legerterrein, where it will be destroyed. Then made the authorities announced that all residents should go home.

A lot of trouble

The operation caused a nuisance in the city, but resulted in a group of migrants and refugees, a day out. The residents of a refugee camp in a former factory were taken to the archaeological museum in the city, where masterpieces from ancient times are exhibited.

The refugees had, according to the government itself to make the trip requested.

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