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Huge WWII bomb explodes in canal in Poland

October 14, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

A huge bomb dropped by Britain during World War II has exploded after being discovered in a canal in Poland.

(CNN)A huge bomb dropped by Britain during World War II has exploded after being discovered in a canal in Poland.

The Tallboy, also known as an "earthquake" bomb, weighed 12,000 pounds when it was dropped by the Royal Air Force during the final months of the war.

But the bomb exploded in the canal near the port city of Swinoujscie, sending up a huge plume of water.

The operation to remove the bomb began on Monday, when the navy began moving residents and sent divers to assess it, the AFP news agency reported.

The ministry spokesperson told CNN that no injuries or damages were reported, adding: "Every step of operation was under control. "

Nazi-occupied Poland suffered repeated bombing from Allied planes throughout World War II, leaving many cities devastated.

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