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World War II bomb destroyed by Plymouth divers

This 200 feet high plume of spray was created when the World War II bomb was destroyed Credit: ITV News

Royal Navy divers from Plymouth created a 200 feet high plume of spray clearing a busy shipping lane of a large World War II bomb. The two-metre-long mine was discovered by civilian divers off the South Wales coast and could have been a major hazard to shipping.

A cordon was set up yesterday evening to ensure that the detonation went ahead safely.

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