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In Video: Second World War bomb that closed airport is blown up off coast

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Dozens of flights were cancelled at London City Airport after the bomb’s discovery.

Royal Navy bomb disposal experts detonate an unexploded Second World War bomb off Shoeburyness (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

A 500kg Second World War bomb found in the River Thames near London City Airport, causing dozens of flights to be cancelled, has been detonated under water.

The Royal Navy’s first attempt to conduct a controlled explosion had been cancelled as strong winds and a large sea swell posed a risk to divers.

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