More than a century has gone by, but France is still at a risk from unexploded World War 1 bombs.
It has been over 100 years since World War 1 ended in 1918. But unexploded bombs keep cropping up in France
- This is probably the deadliest effect of the World Wars many unexploded bombs lay dormant waiting to cause mayhem.
- Not just World War 1, the second war too left many of its bombs that keep France dreading of unexpected chaos and death.
- The number of such unexploded bombs is unaccounted for. They may be in hundreds, thousands or even millions.
- Every year brings along with it many deaths. Curiosity kills the children, hikers, treasure hunters, and grazing cattle.
- In fact, even farmers find unexpected bombshells in their harvest. In one such incident, China found one in the potato harvest that came in from France.
- French Interior Ministry’s de-mining team are continuously collecting them to minimise harm.
- But they are the most in danger. In February, two members from a de-mining team died as the bomb they were handling exploded. This occurred in Luxembourg.
- After the bombs are “hunted,” a list assembles the locations. And then small trucks pick them up like a garbage-collection run.
- As some bombs are too unstable, they are destroyed on stop. Rest travel to a depot where they meet their fate without taking lives.