South African airport evacuated after bomb scare

Last Updated: Sun, Jun 24, 2012 00:00 hrs

Johannesburg, June 23 (IANS) Terminal buildings at a South African airport near Johannesburg had to evacuated Saturday following a bomb scare.

According to officials, terminal buildings of the Lanseria Airport were evacuated due to a bomb scare, after an "unattended bag was found" at one of the terminals, prompting the evacuation, Xinhua reported.

The bag was suspected to be full of explosives, they said.

A witness at the airport said later a bomb squad arrived at the airport and the passengers had been moved to the "fire and rescue shed" and incoming flights were "waiting on the runway".

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