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London's City Airport closed due to unexploded WWII bomb

2018/2/13 10:07:14   source:China Plus

London City Airport closed on Monday after a 500-kilogramme World War II-era bomb was found at a neigbouring dock.

Police said the bomb was discovered on Sunday at the George V Dock during pre-planned work at the airport.

They described it as a 1.5-metre shell that was lying in a bed of dense silt.

Airport CEO Robert Sinclair says the airport is cooperating fully with authorities to remove the bomb.

"The Navy and the Met police are working very closely together with ourselves. A plan is being put in place now, as we speak, to prepare for the removal during the course of today with the expectation that the device will be removed during the course of the evening around 10:00 or 11:00 o'clock."

London City is the smallest international airport in the British capital.

It's located in east London's docklands, an area that was heavily bombed during World War II.

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