Bomb in Essen-Bochold: the defusing was successful

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A bomb was discovered on Wednesday in Essen-Bochold. Unusually, it was defused a day later. The Live Ticker.

  • A British ten quintal bomb was successfully defused on Thursday April 14.
  • On Wednesday (April 13) she was in Essen-Bochold in the context of Exploratory work on the Emscher conversion found (Erdwegstraße, next to house number 26).
  • Contrary to usual, the misfire was not resolved immediately.

Demining in Essen-Bochold – the evacuation circle:

All Buildings within 500 meters at the reference will be Thursday until the end of the defusing evacuated. in the neighbourhood from 500 meters to 1000 meters people themselves during defusing stay in parts of the buildingthe away from the bomb lie.

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Bomb in Essen – status updates in our live ticker

3 p.m.: The city reports that the defusing was successful. The bans are now gradually being lifted.


2:28 p.m.: According to the city, the evacuation is complete The defusing begins.

2:15 p.m.: Some people were unable to make their own due to the closures in the outdoor area Go to the Foreign Office on Cathostrasse not noticed. As the city reports, those affected have now been contacted and replacement dates OK. According to the city, anyone who does not receive any information in the next few days can email abh@essen.de.

12:35 p.m.: According to the city of Essen, there are another 15 patient transports, and new ones are constantly being added. “Only when all patient transports have been completed and the passages of the public order office have been completed, can defusing begin,” the city of Essen announced.

Bomb in Essen: the second round of evacuation should begin soon

11:35 a.m.: The inner and outer escape circles are now contracted. When this is done, the second round of evacuation from the Public Order Office begins. At present, according to city spokeswoman Jasmin Trilling, 13 patient transports are still open, but more are registered.

We therefore still do not know exactly when the defusing can begin.

11:23 a.m.: There is still no information as to when the defusing can begin on site.

10:18 a.m.: Evacuation is underway and people are being asked to leave their homes. As the city of Essen reports, patient transports have to be carried out – as usual with defusing. So far, 40 have been registered, half of them yesterday. However, it is assumed that other transports will be recorded. It’s one of the reasons why it’s not yet clear when Frank Stommel of the Ordnance Disposal Service can actually begin to defuse the misfire.

10:08 a.m.: The misfire was found on Erdwegstrasse – directly opposite a building two meters deep, according to firefighters.

9:56 a.m.:boundaries is not only available at Deutsche Bahn, but also at the Ruhrbahn. “There may be breakdowns at bus stops,” the local transport company said. The city of Essen reports for public transport:

  • Tramway 101/106 leads above the fly bush
  • Bus 140 (from Ernestinenstrasse) ends at Altenessen station
  • Bus 140 (from Borbeck) drives to Fliesbusch, turns around via Kampstraße then drives back
  • Bus 166 (in both directions) goes via Gladbecker Straße/Vogelheimer Straße then as usual
  • bus 196 turns at the M1 business park and returns via Gladbecker Strasse/Vogelheimer Strasse
  • SC 16 (in both directions) via Sulterkamp/Vogelheimer Straße and Gladbecker Straße

9:49 a.m.: According to the city, 1,139 people are officially registered in the inner evacuation circle. It doesn’t seem like a lot at first, but it could be that the number of people living there is even higher. 3,613 people are registered in the outer circle; they must remain in the parts of the building opposite the bomb during the defusing.

8:58 a.m.: According to the city, around 300 emergency services are in Bochhold to prepare for the defusing. But there will probably be more.

Bomb in Essen: restrictions imposed on Deutsche Bahn

8:45 a.m.: Today he can on the Regional lines RE3, RB32 and RB35 for disabled come, as a Deutsche Bahn spokeswoman told dpa in the morning. the The road between Gelsenkirchen and Oberhausen is expected to be closed around 11 a.m.. Alternatives for travelers should be announced soon, he said.

8:43 a.m.: Attenuation affects the Collection point Green West (Jahnstraße 77). It stays closed all day, informs the EBE. Alternatives:

  • Mitte recycling station at Pferdebahnstraße 32 (open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.) or
  • Altenessen Recycling Center at Lierfeldstraße 49 (open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

8:24 a.m.: As usual when defusing bombs, the fire brigade also set up a headquarters in Essen-Bochold. As the city reports, he “resumed work on time at 7:30 a.m.

8:00 a.m.: The citizens’ hotline of the city of Essen can be reached again on 0201/ 123-8888.

Thursday, 6:50 a.m.: At 9 a.m., the city of Essen opens a care center for people who have currently tested positive for the corona virus or who are in isolation or quarantine. You will be in the Traugott-Weise School to fromr Wüstenhofer Straße 175 housed. People who can come to the care center independently can break their isolation or quarantine to do so. You must walk or drive directly from your place of residence to the care center without using public transport.

Bomb in Essen: the city turns on a citizen telephone

Wednesday, 5:55 p.m.: The city specifies that children can only attend a crèche if they are accompanied by (at least) one parent. This means that family members may have to travel to different care facilities. The procedure was coordinated with the Essen health department. People who cannot leave their homes on their own can call the Citizens Helpline.” The phone number: 0201/ 123-8888

4:55 p.m.: In fact, it is common for misfires found to be defused the day they are found. In this case, the defusing will only take place the next day. The reason is that the evacuation should be more complex. In the inner evacuation circle of Bochold, for example, is the Berge House, with a geriatric center and a nursing home. According to the city, the explosive ordnance disposal service has looked into the situation (terrain, altitude, building, etc.) on site and decided that it is possible that the people housed and living there can be relocated internally. . In other words, they don’t need to be hosted outside.

4:45 p.m.: It’s also unclear what care centers will be set up for residents, according to a city spokeswoman. This information will also be announced on Thursday morning.

4:22 p.m.: The city of Essen will announce the exact number of people affected by the evacuation on Thursday morning.

4:15 p.m.: The misfire has an impact fuse. As it is not currently defused as usual, the bomb is being guarded in the meantime, the city reports.

2:09 p.m.: A misfire was found in Essen-Bocold. According to the city, this will be defused on Thursday (April 14).

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