Bomb squad called to World Cup stadium

Last Updated: Tue, Nov 27, 2012 10:40 hrs

Moscow, Nov 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Bomb squad officers were called to the site of a football World Cup 2018 stadium in Moscow after construction workers found an object thought to be an unexploded aerial bomb.

The device was found Monday, less than 300 metres from the Spartak stadium's south stand during work to build the 43,000−capacity stadium.

"A device similar to an aerial bomb has been found," a statement on the stadium's official website said.

Work on the stadium had not been interrupted, the statement said. Moscow was bombed by the German air force during World War II.

The arena in northwest Moscow is scheduled to be completed next year, and has been proposed as a venue for the 2017 Confederations Cup.

−−IANS/RIA Novosti


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