▲ Up
 
11:15 20-02-2018
АКИpress CA-News Tazabek Turmush
ADVERTISE WITH US SUBSCRIBE
KazakhstanKyrgyzstanMongoliaTajikistanTurkmenistanUzbekistanWorld
POLITICSBUSINESSINCIDENTSSOCIETYCULTURESPORTANALYSISSCIENCE
London City Airport closed after unexploded WWII bomb is found
World | incidents | 17:22, 12 February 2018 | 685

AKIPRESS.COM - ixteen thousand passengers booked to fly in and out of London City airport on the busiest day of the week have had their flights cancelled as a Second World War bomb is made safe, The Independent reported.

The airport adjoins George V Dock, where an unexploded bomb was found early on Sunday morning during work to expand the Docklands hub.

The Metropolitan Police said: “Specialist officers and the Royal Navy have attended and confirmed the nature of the device.”

At 10pm on Sunday, a 214-metre exclusion zone was imposed “to ensure that the ordnance can be safely dealt with whilst limiting any risk to the public”.

Some residents were evacuated, and roads closed. A Royal Navy bomb-disposal team is working to make the device safe.

Robert Sinclair, the airport’s chief executive, 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 Met Police and Royal Navy and working hard to safely remove the device and resolve the situation as quickly as possible.”

Airlines are thought to likely lose more than £1m as a result of the closure.

LATEST NEWS
11:14 More than 18,000 citizens of Uzbekistan removed from list of those accused of religious extremism11:09 President of Turkmenistan expresses condolences to Iranian President over plane crash11:08 Neither rescue service, nor alpine club knew about 2 Lithuanian climbers who fell off a cliff in Kyrgyzstan10:53 Coal production in 2017 reached 2,249.1 million som10:48 Uzbekistan to supply gas worth $2.5 billion to Gazprom Export in 2018-202010:43 Kazakhstan's Strategic Development Plan until 2025 adopted10:40 Kazakhstan's copper, steel, zinc output grows in January10:33 Peru's ex-President Fujimori ordered to stand trial again10:31 Kazakhstan donates 10,000 tons of fuel oil to Tajikistan10:25 Public transport driver fired for watching videos while driving10:20 Construction of Oncology and Hematology Center building expected to be completed in September – Ministry of Health10:19 Kyrgyzstan rated 51st in WEF Inclusive Development Index10:08 Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan discuss cooperation in cinematography10:00 State Penitentiary Service offers to approve regulations for activities of voluntary organizations of convicts in penal colonies10:00 Norway tops PyeongChang Olympics medal count09:53 Persons detained in special anti-smuggling operation in Kazakhstan were charged09:50 President heads to Batken region09:42 3 Kyrgyzstanis detained in anti-smuggling operation in Kazakhstan arrested for 2 months on two charges09:39 Kyrgyzstan and Malaysia have unlocked potential in trading in services09:37 EBRD signs agreements with Uzbekistan for $200 million within 4 months
© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2018. All rights reserved
Republication of any material is prohibited without a written agreement with AKIpress News Agency. Any citation must be accompanied by a hyperlink to akipress.com.
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)65-03-06