A military device dating back to the Second World War was found inside the industrial area of Monterotondo, a town on the outskirts of Rome, precisely in via Galvani, not far from the Salaria state road and the Orte-Fiumicino Airport regional railway. After having ordered the closure of all commercial activities located near the ‘red zone’ with an urgent order, from today until next Sunday, the municipal administration of the Roman town is soon taking part, today, in an extraordinary meeting called by the Prefecture of the Metropolitan City of Rome Capital, to plan the operations of extraction of the war bomb, which given the high urbanization of the neighborhood, will be unearthed and secured to be transferred to the ‘Fontana Larga’ quarry located in the nearby municipality of Riano, where the bomb squads of the Italian Army will proceed with the blasting operations in total safety.
And just to guarantee the total safety and security of the residents, the Municipality of Monterotondo has arranged, for Sunday, a maxi-evacuation that will involve about 3 thousand people. “After the operational meeting this morning – explained the mayor of Monterotondo, Riccardo Varone, at the end of the meeting – convened by the Prefecture of Rome, and which was attended by all the entities involved in the complex evacuation and defusing of the war device found in via Galvani, together with the Prefect of Rome, a series of ordinances are being prepared which will provide, among other things, the evacuation of residents and the closure of all economic and commercial activities located within a radius of 826 meters from the place where the bomb was found. From the morning of Sunday 19 September until the all-clear. All information relating to the location, the services provided and those of public transport to reach the reception center that will be set up by the Civil Protection outside the red zone will be communicated in the next few hours “.