Watch: WWII Bomb Found In Poland Explodes While Being Defused

The biggest World War II bomb ever found in Poland exploded under water as experts tried to defuse it

Reuters reports:

“more than 750 people had been evacuated from the area near the Piast Canal outside the town of Swinoujscie where the Tallboy bomb used by Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) was found.”

It weighed nearly 12,000 lbs, including almost 5,300 lbs of explosive.

No injuries or damage to infrastructure was reported.

An official said that “all mine divers were outside the danger zone” at the time of the blast.