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Barcelona Beach Evacuated After a Bomb Is Spotted

Travel Safety News
by Tim Wenger Aug 26, 2019

A normally crowded beach in the heart of Barcelona, Spain, was partially evacuated Sunday and closed all of Monday after a police officer discovered a loaded bomb about 80 feet from the Sant Sebastià Beach shoreline.

Experts believe the bomb, which contained about 154 lbs of TNT, was a remnant of the Spanish Civil War that took place from 1936 to 1939. The Spanish Navy, along with the experts, moved the bomb further out to sea and detonated it far from civilization, preventing any harm from reaching the city.

While no one was injured, its discovery disrupted a busy weekend on one of the city’s most popular sun-soaking spots. Parts of the beach remain closed while authorities continue to examine the area where the bomb was discovered.

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