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    French authorities ordered the evacuation of 570 people on Sunday while the sappers disposed of an American WWII bomb in Brest, Agence France-Presse reported.

    PARIS, October 5 (RIA Novosti) - French authorities ordered the evacuation of 570 people on Sunday while the sappers disposed of an American WWII bomb in Brest, Agence France-Presse reported.

    The police said another 1.5 thousand people had been forced not to leave their homes for the duration of the operation, which had taken about forty-five minutes.

    The bomb was discovered three weeks earlier at the construction site, located in a former industrial area, where the local authorities plan to build new residential neighborhoods.

    During the World War II, about 30 thousand tons of bombs were dropped in the vicinity of Brest, some 20 percent of them never exploded.

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