A World War II (WWII) bomb has exploded during a defusing process at the bottom of a Baltic Sea shipping canal in Poland.
The Tallboy bomb was designed by British aeronautical engineer Barnes Wallis and was used by the Royal Air Force to destroy large Nazi-controlled assets though underground shocks. Though, it came to limelight a year ago during dredging close to the port city of Swinoujscie formerly Swinemunde, a part of Germany in the far northwest of Poland. It weighed nearly 5,400 kg, including 2,400 kg of risky.
Greater than 700 folks had been evacuated from the world for the operation, which aimed to "neutralize" the explosive remotely utilizing a way known as deflagration - which includes heating the bomb till it burns somewhat than detonating it.
A spokesman for the sappers, Grzegorz Lewandowski, told the Associated Press that no one was injured as all the sappers were at a safe distance from the blast, which was felt by local residents in the town of Swinoujscie.
"There had been no risk to the individuals directly involved", he said, adding that the bomb "can be considered neutralised".
But the bomb exploded in the canal, sending up a huge plume of water... "Before, we just had to stay indoors", she said.
Maritime traffic on the navigation channel and surrounding waterways will be suspended in an area of 16 kilometres around the bomb disposal operation.
The ship's cannons were used to hold back the progress of the Soviet Army and the Lutzow was finally captured for target practice after the war.
On April 16, 1945, the RAF sent 18 Lancaster bombers from the 617th Squadron, known as the "Dambusters".
In the episode, 12 "Tallboy" bombs were dropped - one did not explode and ended up being 12 meters below the surface until the days of today.