VIDEO: World War II bomb ‘unexpectedly’ explodes in UK city

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An old World War II bomb “unexpectedly” exploded on Friday in the seaside town of Great Yarmouth, England, according to Norfolk Police.

The 250kg bomb was discovered by a contractor working on the third crossing over the River Yare on Tuesday and exploded as workers attempted to diffuse it, according to police, though no one was injured in the incident, which pre-empted an army disposal team’s plans for a controlled explosion.

According to the statement, army specialists cut the bomb using a technique that causes the explosives to burn slowly.

Following the explosion, the Norfolk Police Department tweeted:

“We can confirm that the unexploded World War II bomb in Great Yarmouth exploded.

“This was not a planned detonation; it occurred during slow burn work to disarm the explosives.

“All army and emergency service personnel have been identified. We will update you as soon as we have more information.