Austria: Explosive war relic kills German man at swimming lake


A German man has died in an explosion at Lake Ossiach in the southern Austrian state of Carinthia after retrieving a piece of ammunition from the water, local media said on Friday.

The 59-year-old man was killed on Friday while handling the object, which he had found the day before and left on the shore of the lake, media reports said, citing police.

A wide area around where the accident took place has been cordoned off by police. An investigation in coordination with explosives experts is being carried out.

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Source: DW