Second World War bomb kills Berliners

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The Independent Online
BERLIN - A Second World War bomb buried under a building site in a big shopping boulevard in Berlin exploded yesterday, killing three workers and injuring eight others. The blast in Frankfurter Allee, one of east Berlin's busiest avenues, trapped workers under building machinery and sent huge chunks of concrete tumbling through the air. Rescue workers with dogs were still searching last night for a missing construction worker.

The top two floors of a four-storey apartment block next to the site caved in and an outside wall was ripped off, exposing the interior of the flats. The blast wrecked dozens of cars within a radius of 250 metres and smashed the bullet-proof windows of a bank. A gas pipe burst and went up in flames and two underground stations had to be shut down. Reuter