A loud bang and a column of smoke. There is an explosion in the middle of Munich’s most important train route. There are several injured.
Munich – Several people were injured in Munich in the explosion of an aircraft bomb from World War II. The detonation occurred on a Deutsche Bahn construction site near the Donnersbergerbrücke, the police said. According to the fire department, four people were injured. Fire chief Wolfgang Schäuble said three were slightly injured and one was seriously injured. Experts from the ordnance disposal service were involved in the investigation.
Air bomb triggers an explosion in Munich
Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann (CSU) was at the scene of the accident at noon to get an idea of the situation. An aerial bomb weighing 250 kilograms was hit during drilling, informed Herrmann, who wished the injured a good recovery. Why the bomb was not discovered in advance is still unclear. Normally, during construction work in Munich city center, it is always carefully and regularly probed where duds could be.
Rail traffic around Munich Central Station has been discontinued. That affects long-distance and local transport, said a rail spokesman. How long the traffic would stand still was initially unclear. The police and fire brigade went on a large-scale operation.
Explosion in Munich: Around 50 emergency services on site
According to the police, there was a loud bang, then a column of smoke formed. The fire department spoke of an explosion. “We are in the process of taking care of the people,” said a fire department spokesman on site.
The Donnersbergerbrücke is not far from the main train station in the center of Munich on the main route of the Munich S-Bahn. Numerous fire engines and around 50 emergency services were on site, a federal police helicopter circled over the area. (Red / dpa)