The biggest unexploded World War Two bomb ever found in Poland has exploded during the defusing cycle, a Polish Navy representative said.
The possibility the bomb – at the lower part of a Baltic Sea delivering waterway – would explode had been put at 50-50 and all the jumpers were safe.
Around 750 occupants had been emptied close to the port city of Swinoujscie.
The RAF dropped the Tallboy or “quake” bomb in an assault in 1945 which sank the German cruiser Lützow.
Swinoujscie was important for Germany and called Swinemünde at the hour of the assault.
The stun of the most recent explosion was allegedly felt in parts of the city and a video shows the impact hurling an enormous section of water into the air.
The bomb was 6m (19ft) long and weighed 5.4 tons, almost 50% of which was its explosives.
The bomb was inserted at a profundity of 12m and just its nose was standing out.
Maritime powers utilized a distant controlled gadget to attempt to “deflagrate” the bomb – a method that if fruitful consumes the dangerous charge without causing an explosion, the BBC’s Adam Easton reports from Warsaw.
Poland actually checks misfortunes from WW2 intrusion
“The deflagration cycle transformed into explosion. The article can be viewed as killed, it won’t represent any more danger to the Szczecin-Swinoujscie transporting channel,” said Lt Cmdr Grzegorz Lewandowski, representative for the Polish Navy’s eighth Coastal Defense Flotilla.
“All jumpers were outside the risk zone.”