Police have started evacuating residents living around the MOM shopping mall in Buda, where a bomb disposal unit will dispose of several second world war explosives.

The area is in partial lock-down, which means it cannot be approached, only left. Traffic on Alkotás Street, a main traffic artery into the capital, will be completely closed during the operation.

A public media correspondent at the scene said hundreds of police officers were evacuating residents, 520 people in total in an exclusion area of half a kilometre.

In the course of construction of the Koltai Jenő Sports Center, several types of explosive devices were found.

Police have started evacuating residents living around the MOM shopping mall in Buda
Police have started evacuating residents living around the MOM shopping mall in Buda, photo: MTI
Police have started evacuating residents living around the MOM shopping mall in Buda
Photo: MTI
Police have started evacuating residents living around the MOM shopping mall in Buda
Police have started evacuating residents living around the MOM shopping mall in Buda, photo: MTI

Normal operations are expected to resume late in the afternoon.

Police have started evacuating residents living around the MOM shopping mall in Buda
Photo: MTI
Police have started evacuating residents living around the MOM shopping mall in Buda
Police have started evacuating residents living around the MOM shopping mall in Buda, photo: MTI

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