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The dailymail.co.uk reports “Residents’ fury as controlled explosion of WWII bomb in London street leaves windows smashed and cars wrecked”.

A controlled explosion of WWII bomb left “locals crying in the street, cars wrecked, home windows blown in – and the mother of all craters.”

The scene of the controlled explosion of a WWII 250kg Bomb at Fassett Road West London which has left a massive crate, shattered windows and damage to buildings and a nearby vehicle
The scene of the controlled explosion of a WWII 250kg Bomb at Fassett Road West London which has left a massive crate, shattered windows and damage to buildings and a nearby vehicle

This happened when “army experts were called in after the 550lb German bomb was discovered on a building site in Kingston, south-west London, on Thursday.”

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It was reported that “around 1,500 residents were evacuated and a cordon was put in place as the bomb disposal team set to work. In many cases such bombs are taken away and disposed of in a remote location. So the decision to detonate this one where it was after packing tons of sand around it left locals assuming they would hear a muted bang. What they actually got on Friday afternoon was a deafening boom that could be heard eight miles away. One resident tweeted hearing a ‘massive explosion like thunder’. Others said they felt the walls of their homes shake. Families described ‘apocalyptic’ scenes upon returning home.”

The scene of the controlled explosion of a WWII 250kg Bomb at Fassett Road West London which has left a massive crate, shattered windows and damage to buildings and a nearby vehicle 2
The scene of the controlled explosion of a WWII 250kg Bomb at Fassett Road West London which has left a massive crate, shattered windows and damage to buildings and a nearby vehicle 

Police said damage had been limited to a 50-yard radius of the detonation. Chief Superintendent Sally Benatar said: ‘The matter of detonating this device was taken with the utmost seriousness and I’d like to thank the Army and the other emergency services for their assistance and support.’

The scene of the controlled explosion of a WWII 250kg Bomb at Fassett Road West London which has left a massive crate, shattered windows and damage to buildings and a nearby vehicle
The scene of the controlled explosion of a WWII 250kg Bomb at Fassett Road West London which has left a massive crate, shattered windows and damage to buildings and a nearby vehicle
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