German explosive experts killed by war bomb

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Three experts working to defuse a bomb dating back to the Second World War were killed when the device exploded in Germany, injuring six others, police said today.

Officers in Goettingen, Lower Saxony, say residents from around the area where the bomb was found were still being evacuated when it detonated late yesterday.

Construction workers had found the 65-year-old explosive device about six feet below the ground.

Unexploded bombs from Allied bombardments are found regularly in Germany.