Theme park partly evacuated for WWII grenade

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A World War II grenade has been found in theme park De Efteling. The grenade was found during construction work for a new attraction in the park. The device has been removed by the Dutch bomb squad, the theme park announced on Friday evening.

Part of the park had to be evacuated and a musical performance in the Efteling Theatre was cancelled as a precaution. The theme park reopens Saturday morning and all performances are going ahead as planned.

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