Wartime shells unearthed in downtown Riga

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Lacplesa Street, one of the central thoroughfares of the Latvian capital, was closed to traffic after wartime shells were unearthed in the city center on April 18, LETA was told at the State Police

The two wartime shells were found during digging works at 11 Lacplesa Street at around 3.20 p.m. today.

Due to safety concerns, the street was closed to traffic for about an hour in the section between Brivibas Street and Baznicas Street. Traffic was also suspended on Brivibas Street between Lacplesa Street and Gertrudes Street.

Police spokeswoman Samanta Capkovska informed that the shells were found during the demolition of an old building. Police are now waiting for the arrival of unexploded ordnance disposal personnel.

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