WWII bomb disposed of in Nagoya, 2,600 evacuated
Sunday, March 28, 2004 at 12:40 JST
NAGOYA — About 2,600 Nagoya residents were evacuated Sunday morning as a Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) unit disposed of an unexploded bomb apparently dropped by the U.S. military during World War II.
The bomb squad defused the 1-ton bomb, which was about 180 centimeters long and roughly 60 cm in diameter, GSDF officials said. It contained about 500 kilograms of explosives. (Kyodo News)