World War Two mine blown up underwater

A Royal Navy bomb disposal team have carried out a controlled explosion on a World War Two mine off the Isle of Wight in the English Channel.

The powerful mine, believed to have been dropped from a German aircraft, was dragged up from the seabed by a dredger on Thursday.

It was towed by navy clearance divers to a detonation site and destroyed.

The explosion created a tower of water about 300 metres high.

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