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City airport open after World War II-era bomb removed

AP  |  London 

will open as usual after experts removed an unexploded World War II-era from the nearby

Flights in and out the airport were canceled Monday after the 500-kilogram (1,100-pound) ordnance was found at in east

The service cleared an area within 700 feet (215 meters) of the bomb, including several residential streets, as officers worked with specialists from the to remove the device.

Robert Sinclair, the airport's chief executive, said today the evacuation zone has now been lifted and the airport will operate as normal.

City, the smallest of London's international airports, is located in east London's docklands, an area that was heavily bombed by Nazi during World War II.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 17:55 IST