1,800 evacuated as France defuses British WWII bomb
The 220-kilogramme bomb was found in late June during construction work near the centre of Rouen in Normandy.
Residents living within a 270-metre radius of the site were told to leave the area early this morning ahead of the operation, which wound up shortly after 11:00 am (0900 GMT).
Last month, the French navy defused an unexploded shell found in the sea near a popular beach in Cannes on the Mediterranean coast.
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