WWII bomb found near Chancellor Merkel's Berlin apartment

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The 100-kilogram bomb was discovered by construction workers just 10 centimeters below the sandy surface of a museum forecourt.

A spokesman for Berlin police said a 300-metre radius including Chancellor Angela Merkel's flat was evacuated as part of a precautionary measure around the museum which is part of Berlin's Museum Island complex of buildings that was heavily damaged during WWII.

While bomb experts worked on the device, a rail line carrying express and suburban trains was closed and streets were blocked, causing major traffic jams, police said.

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