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Watch Second World War bomb found on a Kings Hill building site is detonated

By William Janes

The British Army has released the amazing footage of bomb disposal experts detonating a wartime bomb found on a building site.

The German Luftwaffe SD50 fragmentation bomb was likely dropped during one of a number of air raids in the area when it was RAF West Malling.

An Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal squad carried out the controlled explosion at around 9pm on Saturday night following a day of road closures and evacuations.

A 200 metre exclusion zone was set up in Kings Hill as a precaution.

Residents heard the detonation from as far as Maidstone - five miles away.

The bomb was destroyed on the building site (12207410)
The bomb was destroyed on the building site (12207410)

Those close by described their homes shaking as the bomb went off.

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