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    Post Office, Shopping Mall Evacuated in Germany's Bergheim Over Anthrax Scare

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    A post office and a shopping mall was evacuated in Bergheim, Germany, amid potential anthrax contamination.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A post office and a shopping mall have been evacuated in the German city of Bergheim, some 20 kilometers (12 miles) away from Cologne, over potential anthrax contamination, local media reported Friday.

    ​One of the employees opened a letter at the post office and found unknown white powder inside prompting her to call a fire brigade immediately afterwards, the Express newspaper reported.

    Chemistry experts of Cologne and Essen firefighters are examining the suspicious letter on site.

    The area has been sealed off.


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