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5th July, 2018

Bomb removal closes streets today

Traffic restrictions will be imposed in Budapest’s First, Fifth and 11th Districts from 8 a.m. on Thursday, when bomb disposal experts will work on raising a World War II bomb found in the Danube bed, Budapest police confirmed on Wednesday.

Ship traffic will be restricted from 4 a.m. possibly until 10 a.m. From 10 a.m. a shipping closure will be ordered from the Chain Bridge as far as Sörház utca.

Local residences will be evacuated in the First District near the Danube.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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