Warsaw: The largest bomb dropped in Poland during the Second World War II has exploded while diffusing. The good thing is that no casualty is reported in the incident. This bomb is also known as ‘Earthquake’. Poland’s navy divers were trying to defuse bombs underwater on Tuesday, but the bomb exploded before it succeeded in its mission. No one was injured in the incident.
Was toppled by the British Air Force
The tallboy bomb used by Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) was found close to the Piast Canal outside the city of Swinoujscie. The entire area was evacuated as a precautionary measure before the bomb was defused. More than 750 people were moved from here to another location. It is understood that Swinoujscie used to be part of Germany in an era.
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Far felt shocks
The explosion was so strong that tremors were felt in parts of Swinejobsky. The bomb weighed about 5,400 kilograms and was loaded with 2,400 kilograms of explosives. Poland’s navy used a remote-controlled device to defuse the biggest bomb of the Second War. It is a technique in which bombs can be diffused without an explosion. However, this technique did not diminish this time.
No longer a threat
Second-Lieutenant Grzegorz Lewandowski, the spokesman for the 8th Coastal Defense Phototila, said the bomb exploded during the deactivation process. Now he has become completely inactive and will not be threatened by him in any way in the future. He further said that all mine divers were outside the danger zone at the time the incident occurred.
Met last year
The 19-feet, 12,000LB device, designed by British aeronautical engineer Barnes Wallace, is also identified by names such as ‘Tallboy’ and ‘Earthquake’ bombs. It is noteworthy that the bomb was found underwater in September last year when the waterway was underwater. The bomb was dropped by Britain’s Royal Air Force during an attack on the German cruiser Lutzo in 1945.