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An unexploded World War II bomb in the English city of Plymouth will be disposed of at sea

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LONDON (AP) — An unexploded World War II bomb is being transported through the southwestern English port city of Plymouth by a military convoy and disposed of at sea. The mission has prompted one of the largest evacuations in the United Kingdom since the war. Devon and Cornwall Police said Friday that the bomb will be taken to the Torpoint Ferry slipway to be disposed of at sea beyond the breakwater. The bomb was found in a residential yard on Tuesday. The U.K. Ministry of Defense said that the bomb is believed to weigh around 500 kilograms or 1,100 pounds. More than 3,000 people have been evacuated from their homes and those living in the vicinity of the route being taken by the convoy should leave their homes too.

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