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WWII Bomb Alerts: Airport Closed In Amsterdam, Spectacular Detonation In Munich [WATCH]

DUTCH NEWS(Netherlands), BBC NEWS (UK), DER SPIEGEL (Germany)


Terminal C of Amsterdam's Schipol airport in the Netherlands was closed on Wednesday after building work uncovered a suspected World War II unexploded bomb, barely a day after authorities in Germany had to detonate a war-era bomb in the heart of Munich.

A bomb disposal team is at the scene in order to determine whether the bomb is still active.

Bumped into @howardmrw getting on the Amsterdam connection to Helsinki! Now sat on the tarmac as there is apparently a WW2 uxb at Schipol!

— Pat Hadley (@PatHadley) August 29, 2012

BBC News reports that air traffic will be heavily affected, according to an airport spokesperson. Terminal C mostly serves European destinations, and passengers are advised to check their flight status.

Schipol Airport handles approximately 48 million passengers every year, making it one of Europe's busiest. Germany used Schipol during World War II and the airport was often bombed, according to Dutch News.

The bomb alert comes barely a day after German authorities had to detonate an unexploded World War II era bomb in the heart of Munich, Der Spiegel reports. Watch footage of the impressive blast below:

Sprengung der Fliegerbombe / Schwabing, München / 28.8.2012 from Simon Aschenbrenner on Vimeo.

The 550 pound American bomb was buried three feet deep. Authorities had to evacuate approximately 2,500 people from around the site for a controlled detonation, after attempts to defuse the bomb were unsuccessful.

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