World War II Bomb Discovered in Aston within the city of Birmingham, England

Evacuations were carried out so the army could safely detonate bomb

World War II Bomb Discovered in Aston within the city of Birmingham, England
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is reporting that British Officials have evacuated the community of Aston, an area within the city of Birmingham, in the West Midlands of England. Police have confirmed the presence of explosive devices in Aston this morning identified as a World War II bomb and mortar round.

City officials have decided to have the army carry out a controlled explosion. The area within 100 metres of the device has been cordoned off where nearby homes remain evacuated.

Three roads of terraced houses in Birmingham were also evacuated, according to police said.

The suspected device, which is about 2ft long (61cm) and 6ins (15cm) in diameter was found by workmen in Aston at 09:40 GMT.

The discovery was made at the junction of Aston Hall Road and Union Road and has caused traffic to be diverted.

Bomb disposal experts are on their way to the incident, police added.

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