London Olympic stadium built over unexploded World War II bomb

October 10th, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Oct 10 (ANI): The British Government records show that 500 million pounds Olympic Stadium in London has been built on top of an undiscovered and unexploded Nazi bomb.

The bomb is thought to have fallen in 1941 at the height of the German air campaign against British cities during the Second World War.

Civil Defence maps and other wartime records show that what is now including the Olympic Park sustained a number of direct hits from bombs ranging between 100 lbs and 2,000 lbs in size.

The device is feared to be near the surface of the main stadium where the Queen and other world leaders will gather in 2012.

It is listed on the Ministry of Defence’s “abandoned bomb” register, which was compiled from official records kept during the Second World War, the Daily express reports.

The list shows that a bomb of an unknown size was thought to have been dropped by Hitler’s Luftwaffe into a landfill site during the World War II.

That contaminated tip is now the exact site of the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, east London. (ANI)

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