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WARSAW (Reuters) – The largest World War Two bomb ever present in Poland exploded beneath water on Tuesday as navy divers tried to defuse it.More than 750 individuals had been evacuated from the realm near the Piast Canal outdoors the city of Swinoujscie the place the Tallboy bomb utilized by Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) was discovered. It weighed nearly 5,400 kg, together with 2,400 kg of explosive.”The deflagration process turned into detonation. The object can be considered as neutralised, it will not pose any more threat,” Second-Lieutenant Grzegorz Lewandowski, the spokesman of the eighth Coastal Defense Flotilla, was quoted as saying by state-run information company PAP.”All mine divers were outside the danger zone.”Swinoujscie comprises a liquefied pure gasoline (LNG) terminal however a spokesman for the city’s mayor instructed PAP noone was injured and no infrastructure had been broken.The Piast Canal connects the Baltic Sea with the Oder River on Poland’s border with Germany. The bomb was dropped by the RAF in 1945 in an assault on the German cruiser Lutzow.(Reporting by Alan Charlish; modifying by Philippa Fletcher)

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