SWINOUJSCIE, Poland – The largest World War II bomb found in Poland exploded underwater Tuesday as it was defused.
The tall man’s bomb was used by the British Royal Air Force during World War II.
It was launched in 1945 during an attack on a German cruiser.
It weighed nearly 12,000 pounds, including 5,300 pounds of explosives.
A naval spokesman told state news that the site could be considered neutralized and would no longer pose a threat. He added that all divers from the mines are outside the danger zone.
More than 750 people were evacuated from the area.
Officials said no one was injured and no infrastructure was damaged.