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WATCH: WWII bomb explodes at sea

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SEVASTOPOL, Crimea -

A disposal team carried out a controlled explosion of a large bomb dating back to World War II by the shore of the Crimean port city Sevastopol this week.

The air bomb weighing 1.8 tons was found in bay of the port-city. The bomb was carefully pulled away from the populated area in the city and moved to the sea where it was exploded.

The head of the Sevastopol Emergencies Service Special Unit said the explosion was carried out at sea to protect residents. A team of professional divers sank the bomb to a necessary depth in the sea before the emergencies service pulled back to a safe distance. 

The blast caused a powerful splash that rose more than 260-feet in the air.

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