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Today at 21:40 in Latvia, an unexploded aerial bomb from World War II was found 50 meters away from the “Kurbads” ice rink.

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The press secretary of the Commander of the National Armed Forces, Sandra Brāle, confirmed that a 500-kilogram aircraft bomb was found during excavation work in Rumbula on Wednesday.

Summoned unexploded ordnance neutralizers have already transported the bomb to the Ādaž landfill for disposal.

The object was found approximately 50 meters from the “Kurbads” ice rink, located at Lidlauka Street 37.

As TVNET reported to the National Guard, the aerial bomb will be destroyed in the near future.

The hunters managed to find out that the find was an SC 500 kg L2 aerial bomb.

Its length, excluding the tail, is 148 centimeters and its diameter is 46 centimeters. Latvian Television says he may have been buried there since World War II.

“Any useless explosive object is dangerous,” Major Gatis Muižnieks, commander of the National Armed Forces Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, told LTV.

He hypothesized that the bomb reached Rumbula because “as we know, airfields were bombed during the Second World War – there is an airfield right next to it, probably by bombing the airfield”.

The major emphasized that residents who find explosive objects should not touch them in any way, but should retreat to a safe distance and notify State Police.

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Source: Tv Net

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