Nazi Gold Train: Explosives Experts Begin Their Search

Are we about to find a legendary Nazi treasure train?

The Polish military has begun inspecting the area in south-west Poland where two men claimed to have found a Nazi train buried after the end of World War Two.

Back in August, two men, a Pole and a German, claimed to have discovered the legendary Nazi train stuffed with gold, diamonds and other gems.

Piotr Koper and Andreas Richter say the 98-metre-long train carriage was buried eight to nine metres underground.

The train was reportedly “booby-trapped” with various weapons.

Experts in chemicals, radiation and explosives are currently searching the site for any unexploded ordnances.

"Our goal is to check whether there's any hazardous material at the site," said Colonel Artur Talik, who is leading the search.

On 3 October, after the site is cleared of hazards, government workers will begin excavations in search of the train.

According to local legend, the train went missing in 1945 as the Red Army was closing in on Nazi forces at the end of World War II and  could be in one of the many railway tunnels around the city of Walbrzych that were sealed once the war ended.

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