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Exeter bomb aftermath

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Dramatic photos show houses seriously damaged

The 1,000kg ‘Hermann bomb’ - probably a remnant of the Exeter Blitz or other air raid around 1942 - was detonated at 6.10pm on Saturday (27th February). The explosion could be heard across much of the city and even in places such as Crediton.

The bomb has left a massive crater and has damaged some nearby buildings - including smashed windows and giant holes in walls. 

Some residents who were evacuated from their homes, while the detonation of the World War Two bomb took place, can return home. However, people who are in the central 100-metre exclusion zone won't be allowed back until at least Monday.

Fencing has been erected around the 100-metre exclusion zone which includes Glenthorne Road – where the bomb was located – Cowley View, Jefford House and Charleston House, all near the main Exeter University campus. 

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