WWII bomb triggers Enkenbach-Alsenborn evacuation
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KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Local authorities have ordered that a portion of the town of Enkenbach-Alsenborn be evacuated Sunday while experts deal with an unexploded World War II bomb found near the train station.
The bomb was discovered Thursday by workers digging at a construction site.
Mayor Jürgen Wenzel has ordered all residents living within 300 meters (a little more than 300 yards) of the bomb to evacuate by no later than 10 a.m. Sunday. A bomb disposal team is expected to defuse the bomb around noon.
An information line will be manned beginning at 8:30 a.m. Sunday to field questions from residents. The number, according to a posting on the village’s website, is 06303-3636.
Evacuees can take shelter at the Josef Guggenmos Elementary School on the village’s ring road, according to the website.
Local police referred all questions about the bomb to village administrators, who could not be reached for comment Friday.