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London airport closed after World War II bomb discovered

IANS  |  London 

The City Airport has been closed after a Second World War-era bomb was found nearby in the Thames River, the authorities announced on Monday.

The airport will be shut all Monday and all flights cancelled, affecting up to 16,000 passengers, the quoted an as saying.

The bomb was discovered at on Sunday morning at the during pre-planned work at the airport in east London, the said.

The airport was shut at 10 p.m., and the Met said that it was working with the to remove the device.

Passengers have been asked not to travel to the airport as the terminal is closed and to contact their airline, the reported.

apologised and said: "I recognise this is causing inconvenience for our passengers, and in particular some of our local residents.

"The airport is cooperating fully with the and and working hard to safely remove the device and resolve the situation as quickly as possible."

Airlines using City Airport include British Airways, Flybe, CityJet, KLM and Lufthansa, with flights to domestic and European city destinations.

The said a 214-metre exclusion zone had been set up and properties inside were evacuated.



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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 13:42 IST