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More than 13,000 People Evacuated from Dortmund due to World War II Bombs

More than 13,000 people were evacuated from the city of Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany, MIA reports. Evacuation is required because of old bombs found near residential buildings.

The bombs are believed to be from World War II and were dropped by Allied forces during the war. Citizens were ordered to leave their homes early this morning.

FEATURE REPORT/Dortmund, rescued through biggest urban development programme in Germany

The city of Dortmund, of which some believed it would remain history after 1998, once with the shutting of the PHOENIX West steel works, part of Thyssen Krupp, the backbone of the local industry, has revived after implementing one of the amplest urban development programmes in Germany.