German authorities worked to remove a 100 kilogramme unexploded World War II bomb from near Berlin's main train station on Wednesday (April 3rd), after construction workers discovered the explosive late on Tuesday (April 2nd).

Police spokesperson, Stefan Redlich said that the bomb was thought to weigh some 100 kilogrammes and was a Russian aircraft bomb from World War II.

Evacuation measures were well underway by mid-morning, causing delays to many transport routes in the centre of the city.

A spokesperson for the Deutsche Bahn said that several thousand passengers had been affected by the disruption with long distance trains not being able to travel in the underground tunnels around the main station.

It is not uncommon for World War II bombs to be found across Germany, most of which are successfully removed without any damage being caused.

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