Two bomb disposal experts were killed, while three others were severely injured in an explosion that took place in a forest near the southern Polish town of Kuźnia Raciborska on Tuesday, the private TV channel Polsat News announced, quoting sources from the Government Centre for Security.
The casualty report was also confirmed by police. One other team member suffered minor injuries.
According to the police, "the forest in that area is full of unexploded ordnance, which has been a problem since World War II”.
The unexploded ordnance was found three days ago. On Tuesday, sappers from the 6th Airborne Battalion in Gliwice were trying to defuse it.
At the moment, the area is cordoned off by the army, and rescue teams are operating on site.