WWII bombs detonated in Hungary


Four WWII explosives found recently in Budapest were destroyed via controlled explosion by the army bomb disposal unit in Tatárszentgyörgy.

The four devices were placed into three separate demolition pits within the Tatárszentgyörgy shooting range’s blasting area.

The first device reportedly contained 200kg of Soviet explosives.  It was found during renovation works at Vörösmarty Square.

The second was found at a construction site on Csörsz Street. The third was a 250-pound British air-dropped bomb, found at a former training ground at Bozsik Stadium.

The fourth bomb was a US air-dropped high explosive bomb which was found within the Danube riverbed in late March.

The bombs were all destroyed by the 1st Explosive Ordnance Disposal and River Flotilla Regiment of the Hungarian Defence Forces.

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