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Section of Barcelona beach evacuated as possible Civil War bomb found

In August, authorities detonated a highly volatile bomb dating back to 1936 under the sea

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25 September 2019 05:07 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

The Guardia Civil's Group of Underwater Activities is examining an underwater object near Barcelona beach ​​to determine if it is an explosive device. 

The police branches have evacuated and blocked entry to the beach on Wednesday afternoon for security reasons, according to sources from the police and the council. 

It could be an artifact of the Civil War as suggested by the Barcelona City Council. 

At the moment, the Guardia Civil Spanish police have not activated protocols established in cases of explosive devices. When determined what it is, the Navy will be advised, if necessary.

At the end of August, a 1936 bomb was also found on the same beach, the section of the Sant Sebastià beach in Barceloneta. 

Authorities detonated the device a nautical mile away from the beach and 45 meters under the sea. It was a difficult task, as the device was highly volatile.

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  • Sant Sebastià beach in Barcelona evacuated after the Spanish Civil War bomb was found in the sea in August, 2019 (by Nazaret Romero)

  • Sant Sebastià beach in Barcelona evacuated after the Spanish Civil War bomb was found in the sea in August, 2019 (by Nazaret Romero)

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