Frankfurt: WWII bomb detonated in river
21 April 2019 | 12:30 pm
Specialists detonated a World War II bomb in Frankfurt's Main River, causing a spectacular water fountain. Hundreds of residents living nearby were evacuated ahead of the explosion.
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