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London City Airport Closed After Unexploded WWII Bomb Found

London was heavily bombarded during the Second World War and unexploded ordnance is regularly discovere

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    London City Airport Closed After Unexploded WWII Bomb Found
    Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images, File
    In this Aug. 6, 2015, file photo, a British Airways passenger plane takes off from London City Airport in England.

    One of London's airports has been closed after an unexploded World War II bomb was discovered nearby, NBC News reported. 

    The ordnance was found in the River Thames during pre-planned work at London City Airport on Sunday, according to the Metropolitan Police.

    The airport was shut at 10 p.m. local time (5 p.m. ET) and a 700-foot exclusion zone was set up to allow Royal Navy experts to safely remove the bomb. Local residents were also asked to leave their homes overnight. A total of 284 flights were canceled Monday, affecting around 9,000 people, a spokesman for the airport told NBC News.

    London was heavily bombarded during the Second World War and unexploded ordnance is regularly discovered, particularly during construction work.

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