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London City Airport shut after WW2 bomb found in Thames

2018-02-12 17:22
London City Airport has been closed after an unexploded World War Two bomb was discovered in nearby River Thames. The bomb was discovered at the George Fifth Dock during scheduled work on Feb. 11. The 59-inch device is an 1100 pound German bomb, according to specialist officers and the Royal Navy.  All flights to and from the airport have been cancelled. The closure is expected to last all day, and will affect more than 100 flights and around 16,000 passengers. Airport chief executive Robert Sinclair says the airport is cooperating with police and Royal Navy specialists to safely remove the device. Credit: Reuters