Hungary: Thousands evacuated after bomb discovery near Budapest

Posted on July 18, 2013 • Filed under: Europe, Tourist Warning

As reported by, Hungarian police began evacuating around 10,000 people in the central city of Szekesfehervar on Thursday after a World War II bomb was discovered next to a kindergarten. The 100-kilogram (220 pounds) Soviet-made bomb was found near a kindergarten sandpit in a densely populated housing estate in the city of 100,000 people, some 65 kilometers (40 miles) southwest of Budapest. The bomb contained 25 kilograms of explosives, Szekesfehervar county office head Norbert Dancs told a press conference. Read Article

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