Here is the bomb found at the Prairie de Mauves, in Nantes. Its destruction is scheduled for late morning.

Nantes: A German Bomb of 250 kg Destroyed

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Operations are underway this Thursday, June 14, 2018 in Nantes to destroy a German aviation bomb discovered on the towpath at the Prairie Mauves. Details.

A German 250 kg semi-perforating aviation bomb , not equipped with its firing device,  was discovered near the towpath at Mauves Meadow , Nantesannounced the prefecture of Loire-Atlantique this morning .

“For security reasons, the prefect decided to destroy it on Thursday, June 14th.”

“No risk for the population”

According to the authorities, “this operation does not pose a risk to the population”.

“The preparatory work is taking place all morning and the restoration of the ground will be done this afternoon.”




From 8:30 this Thursday morning, the departmental operational center was activated at the prefecture in the presence of the State Departmental Fire and Rescue Service (Sdis), Nantes metropolitan and the City of Nantes “in order to coordinating and executing this operation under optimal conditions, “the statement said.

Circulation prohibited to cyclists and pedestrians

An exclusion zone of 300 meters has been defined. No living and residential area is concerned by this perimeter.

On the other hand, traffic to cyclists and pedestrians is prohibited on the towpath (Eurovelo6). Traffic on the Boulevard de la Prairie Mauves and navigation on the Loire are not impacted. It is, however, possible that a detonation be heard, especially near the boulevard de la meadow Mauves between 11.30am and 12 midday.

“If this operation does not pose a risk to the population, particularly because of its remoteness from residential areas, it is requested not to go to the secure perimeter and let the services work effectively to neutralize this bomb.”

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