WWII delayed-fuse bomb 'neutralized' off Italy's Adriatic coast

Authorities in the eastern Italian town of Fano ordered some 23,000 people to evacuate after the discovery of a bomb from World War II. Officials said the device was neutralized at sea in a "highly risky operation."
Bomb experts lift a bomb out to sea in Fano
Officials in the Adriatic town of Fano gave the all clear on Wednesday after a British-made bomb dating back to the Second World War was safely disposed of at sea.
Mayor Massimo Seri announced that the city was "out of danger," as he revoked evacuation orders and allowed local shops, public offices and the hospital to reopen. Schools remained closed, but the local train station, port and airport were back in service.
A statement from the town hall said army and navy experts had lifted the bomb and dropped it into the ocean in "a special and highly risky operation."

The 225-kilogram (500-pound) weapon was accidentally dug up Tuesday during excavation work on the beachfront, prompting the city to evacuate around 23,000 people from Fano's historic center.