Story By: Angjela Trajkovska, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: CEN
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This is the moment an old World War II Nazi aerial bomb is detonated in the Adriatic Sea sending gushes of water flying into the air and sparking fears for marine life.
The controlled explosion took place in the borough of Liznjan in the north-western Croatian region of Istria, the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea.
According to local media, the explosive was an aerial bomb dropped by the Nazis during World War II and weighed 55 kilogrammes (121 lbs).
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The controlled explosion was successfully carried out by police divers and an anti-terrorist unit.
Meanwhile, the local authorities have thanked residents for following security protocol and asked them to always report the discovery of suspicious-looking objects.
They advised locals to never try to remove potential explosives and always call the police first.
The authorities warned residents that there are probably more explosives in the area, not just undetonated bombs from WWII, but also from more recent conflicts.
Netizen ‘Titus’ commented: “Who collected the fish after the explosion?”
‘Filip’ added: “Poor marine life!”
During WWII, the Independent State of Croatia (NDH) was considered a fascist puppet state of Germany and Italy from 1941 until the war ended in 1945.
During its existence, the NDH was governed by the fascist Ustasa organisation led by Ante Pavelic. The regime targeted Serbs, Jews and Roma as part of a large-scale campaign of genocide.