BORGO VIRGILIO, Italy — Heatwaves sweeping Europe this summer time have introduced not simply document excessive temperatures and scorched fields: the drought-stricken waters of Italy’s River Po are operating so low they revealed a beforehand submerged World Conflict Two bomb.
Army consultants defused and carried out a managed explosion on Sunday of the 450-kg (1,000-pound) bomb, which was found on July 25 close to the northern village of Borgo Virgilio, near the town of Mantua.
“The bomb was discovered by fishermen on the financial institution of the River Po attributable to a lower in water ranges brought on by drought,” Colonel Marco Nasi stated.
It was no straightforward activity to clear the bomb.
Carry on studying: WW2 bomb revealed in drought-hit waters of Italy’s River Po