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Undetonated bombs from WWII will force residents of Hanover, Germany, to evacuate

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More than 50,000 people from the German city of Hanover will be evacuated on Sunday as bomb disposal teams work to defuse undetonated bombs left from World War II, CNN reported. That's about one-tenth of the city's population.

Two suspected bombs were found during pre-construction work. Three more suspected sites were identified using aerial imaging.

According to police officials, the evacuation will begin at 9 a.m. local time, and will take several hours in order to ensure all residents near possible sites are removed from the possibly dangerous situation. Residents may not be able to return until Monday.

During World War II, Hanover was the target of extensive bombing from Allied forces in 1943. Night bombings that occurred from October 8-9, 1943, left nearly 250,000 people homeless.

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