WW I bomb kills 2 construction site workers at Belgian battlefield

Earlier this month members of the bomb disposal unit in Ypres, Belgium, were lucky as they managed to evacuate and disarm a WW I-era bomb before it exploded

A First World War bomb killed two construction site workers when it exploded 100 years after being fired at a Belgian battlefield.

The bomb had laid dormant for a century at an industrial site in the former area of Flanders battlegrounds, killing two and injuring two more.

Johan Lescrauwaert of the Ypres prosecutor’s office confirmed that the armament from the 1914-1918 war exploded near the workers, but did not say whether it was a shell or a grenade…

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