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WWII bomb uncovered by Po drought and defused

Device made safe by disposal team near Mantua

(ANSA) - ROME, AUG 8 - A 450kg World War Two bomb that had been uncovered by the drought that has hit the Po Valley was defused on Sunday.
    The device was defused at Borgoforte, in the dried out Po bed near Mantua.
    Bomb disposal experts removed its detonator and took it 45 km away to be destroyed in a controlled explosion in a quarry.
    The Po Valley has been hit by its worst drought in 70 years and water levels are 80% below their usual level at this time of the year.
    Almost half the valley's crops are threatened as a result.
    (ANSA).
   

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