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Artefact leading to beach evacuation confirmed as concrete cylinder

Parts of Barcelona beach were closed and evacuated on Wednesday as an object thought to have been a Civil War bomb was found

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25 September 2019 06:29 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

A section of Barcelona beach was evacuated and entry was blocked on Wednesday afternoon as The Guardia Civil's Group of Underwater Activities worked to examine an object found in the sea originally thought to have been a Spanish Civil War bomb, but was later confirmed to be just a concrete cylinder. 

The Guardia Civil Spanish police did not activate 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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