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German police find 'WW2 bomb' was big courgette

Sun Online Desk     4th November, 2017 11:00:40 printer

German police find 'WW2 bomb' was big courgette



A German man feared a monster courgette he found in his garden was an unexploded World War Two bomb and called the police.


The 5kg (11-pound) courgette had probably been thrown over a hedge into the 81 year old's garden, police said.


Luckily no evacuation was required in Bretten, a town near Karlsruhe in south-west Germany.


The 40cm (16-inch) vegetable - also called zucchini - "really did look like a bomb", police said.


Once police had reassured him following the early morning call-out, the pensioner disposed of the courgette himself.


Many unexploded bombs dropped by the British RAF or US Air Force have been unearthed in Germany, usually during construction work.


On 3 September 65,000 people were evacuated from their homes in Frankfurt, so that a 1.4-tonne British bomb could be defused. It was the biggest evacuation in post-war German history for an unexploded bomb alert.


Source: BBC