Four people have been injured by the explosion of a device from the Second World War in a works area next to the main train station in Munich, have reported the emergency services, which have cordoned off the area as a precautionary measure.
Authorities suspect that, during drilling work, workers struck an unexploded aerial bomb. The Bavarian Interior Minister, Joachim Herrmann, has explained from the scene that it is an artifact of about 250 kilos, reports the DPA news agency.
Among the questions that remain to be clarified is the reason why the pump was not discovered, since for this type of work checks are often carried out for possible unexploded equipment, whose findings are still frequent in certain areas of Germany.
Of the injured, at least one has been evacuated to hospital in serious condition. Dozens of vehicles have moved to the area and the railway operator has reported on its Twitter account the suspension of traffic at the station until further notice.