Photo Story: Pre-summer Heat Explodes WWII-Era Munitions in German Town

WWII munitions stored illegally by a German collector have blown up amid high temperatures, injuring no one, but causing a police operation, Deutsche Welle. The collector said they were bought at a flea market.

A private collection of World War II-era grenades and other munitions exploded in a garage in the German town of Hennef, east of Bonn, on Monday, leading to a large-scale security operation and the arrest of the owner, police said on Tuesday.

Police said authorities were called after an explosion was heard at a home in Hennef. Upon arrival, they found a garage in flames and heard still more explosions.

Fearing further blasts, security authorities cleared a wide area around the home, shutting down a stretch of railway and highway and evacuating several homes.

When explosives experts arrived on the scence, they discovered that a crate of grenades from the Second World War had been stored in the garage and had exploded, apparently owing to the unseasonably high temperatures currently prevailing in Germany.

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Pre-summer Heat Explodes WWII-Era Munitions in German Town

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