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World War II bomb disrupts flights at south Russian airport

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Flights to and from Mineralniye Vody airport in south Russia have been cancelled after construction workers found a World War II bomb close to the takeoff and landing strip, the airport's press office reported on Sunday.

Flights to and from Mineralniye Vody airport in south Russia have been cancelled after construction workers found a World War II bomb close to the takeoff and landing strip, the airport's press office reported on Sunday.

"Our construction workers dug a pit and came across a bomb at a depth of about 1.5 meters at about 11 hours in the morning (on Sunday) some 40-50 meters away from the takeoff and landing strip," the press office said.

The airport has been closed for incoming and outcoming flights since 12:30 p.m. Passengers are staying at the airport, the press office said.

Deminers are expected to arrive soon at the scene to defuse the bomb, the press office said.

 

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