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Wartime bomb find disrupts Tube

Thousands of commuters faced severe delays on the London Underground after an unexploded World War II bomb was found near a Tube station.

The bomb was found in a river at Sugar House Lane, near Bromley-by-Bow station, at about 1151 BST on Monday.

Parts of the District Line were suspended from 1640 BST to 1720 BST while the Army investigated the device.

The Hammersmith and City Line was also suspended for a short time between Barking and Whitechapel.

The District Line was suspended between Whitechapel and Plaistow, according to Transport for London.

The immediate area was evacuated following the discovery of the bomb.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said cordons will be in place for three days and there are restrictions along the River Lea navigation from Bow Locks to Old Ford Locks.




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