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London City Airport Shut Down After The Discovery Of An Unexploded 2nd World War Bomb

London City Airport has been closed after the discovery of an unexploded Second World War bomb, affecting tens of thousands of passengers.

All flights in and out of the airport, in east London, will be stopped on Monday after the device was found nearby in the River Thames on Sunday.

according to a spokeswoman, the closure led to the cancellation of more than 100 departures and was affecting up to 16,000 passengers.

The device was discovered at the George V Dock at about 5 am on Sunday during planned work at the airport.

Newham Council said the bomb was a German 500kg fused device and warned work to deal with it would last until Tuesday.

The Metropolitan Police said the airport was shut at 10 pm, as officers worked with the Royal Navy to remove the bomb.

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