Hundreds of residents from properties surrounding the site where a Second World War German bomb was detonated are still not allowed back in their homes. The device, believed to be a 1,000kg “Hermann” bomb, was discovered on a building site on private land to the west of the University of Exeter campus on Friday. Initially, a 100m (328ft) cordon was put in place, but this was extended to 400m (1,312ft) on Saturday at the request of the Royal Navy bomb disposal team. Residents at about 2,600 properties around Glenthorne Road, including 1,400 university students, were evacuated. The device was destroyed in a controlled explosion on Saturday night with the blast being heard from several miles away. Advertisement The original cordon has reduced but several hundred residents remain away from their homes, including 500 students. More from Devon Windows blown out and buildings cracked after WW2 bomb detonated in Exeter Need a little more space? 56-bedroom underground nuclear bunker could be yours… for just £435,000 Second World War bomb found in Exeter detonated after 2,600 people evacuated COVID-19: Dedicated patrols to be rolled out to stop tier breaches in Tier 1 Cornwall Coronavirus: Rural Devon with few daily cases frustrated over… Read full this story
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