London City Airport closed as unexploded WWII bomb found in river Thames

The area has been evacuated. London City Airport is an international airport located in the Newham Borough of East London, an area that was heavily industrial and highly populated during the Second World War.

At least 100 flights to and from London’s City Airport have been canceled after an unexploded WWII bomb had been discovered in the River Thames.  Operations to remove the bomb are currently ongoing.

“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,” CEO of London City Airport Robert Sinclair stated.

The Metropolitan Police said that properties within the exclusion zone had been evacuated.

London City Airport is an international airport located in the Newham Borough of East London, an area that was heavily industrial and highly populated during the Second World War.

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