Authorities have launched the procedure of controlled explosion of a WWII bomb found in Ano Glyfada, suburb of south-east Athens. Residents in surrounding houses have been evacuated, police has stopped traffic in the broader area.
The projectile was discovered after excavation at the boundary of the Air Force camp fence.
In a statement, municipality said that there was no cause for concern. However, it urged the residents to not park their vehicles in the area. It also called on residents in the wider area, to shut down all shutters but leave all windows open in order to avoid damage from the shock wave.
According to Greek television networks, the projectile was fired by German artillery during the World War II, when Greece was under occupation by Hitler’s army. Skai TV reported that the projectile was still active.
The whole procedure was scheduled from 10 am to 1 pm on Monday.