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UK: WW2 bomb detonated in Portsmouth harbour01:55

UK: WW2 bomb detonated in Portsmouth harbour

United Kingdom, Portsmouth
February 23, 2017 at 04:59 GMT +00:00 · Published

Footage released on Wednesday shows British Royal Navy bomb disposal experts detonating an unexploded bomb from World War II, found at the bottom of Portsmouth Harbour.

The bomb, a German SC250, was found after it was picked up in the excavator head of a barge dredging the harbour.

The dredging work was being carried out as part of infrastructure upgrades preparing for the arrival of the Navy's new 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth.

Divers from the Navy's Southern Diving Unit 2 towed the bomb away, before lowering in to the sea bed and detonating the bomb in a controlled explosion.

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Footage released on Wednesday shows British Royal Navy bomb disposal experts detonating an unexploded bomb from World War II, found at the bottom of Portsmouth Harbour.

The bomb, a German SC250, was found after it was picked up in the excavator head of a barge dredging the harbour.

The dredging work was being carried out as part of infrastructure upgrades preparing for the arrival of the Navy's new 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth.

Divers from the Navy's Southern Diving Unit 2 towed the bomb away, before lowering in to the sea bed and detonating the bomb in a controlled explosion.

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