Updated: WW2 Bomb Found in Budapest's 13th District Neutralised

  • 30 Jul 2021 7:35 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Updated: WW2 Bomb Found in Budapest's 13th District Neutralised
Explosives experts of the Hungarian Armed Forces deactivated a 500kg second world war bomb found at a construction site in northern Budapest on Thursday.

The bomb was found during construction works at Reitter Ferenc Street on Wednesday and prompted evacuations and restrictions affecting some 10,000 people, Milán Gajdos said.

The deactivated bomb was taken to an army facility to be destroyed later, he said.

Residents could return to their homes from early afternoon on Thursday, he said.


A 500kg bomb dating to the second world war found at a construction site in Budapest’s 13th district will be deactivated on Thursday, the Budapest Police Headquarters (BRFK) has said.

The bomb will be deactivated on site and the area around Reitter Ferenc Street will be evacuated within a radius of 500 metres, Milán Gajdos, a communications officer of the Hungarian army’s bomb disposal squad, told MTI.

The operation is expected to be carried out between 7am and 1pm, BRFK said.

MTI Photo: Zoltán Mihádák

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