In Göttingen, four bombs from World War II were successfully detonated by the ordnance disposal service. Exploration teams then checked the area for possible damage, as the city administration announced on Sunday night. According to the first findings, there were no injuries.
More than 8,000 people had to leave their homes for security reasons. A danger zone with a radius of 1000 meters was set up around the site. In addition to several streets, the Göttingen train station was also closed. According to the city administration, the closures should only be lifted when all buildings in the area have been checked for possible damage. This could drag on until the early hours of the morning on Sunday.
The duds were ten hundredweight bombs with long detonators from the Second World War. They had been found during exploratory work.
According to the city, around 1,800 helpers were involved in several shifts in the evacuation and defusing.