Panic as British Museum in London is locked down after “explosion” heard

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Panic as British Museum in London is  locked down after “explosion” heardSchool groups & tourists have been forced to flee the British Museum after a “loud explosion” was heard in nearby Russell Square

Russell Square has been cordoned off and The British Museum evacuated after reports of a security scare, dailystar.co.uk reports and adds:

Shocked social media users mentioned hearing a “loud explosion” amid reports a controlled explosion has been carried out by cops.

The British Museum tweeted: “The Museum is evacuated temporarily due to a security concern nearby. We apologise and will update when we can.”

Several people have taken to Twitter to announce the “panic mode” surrounding the evacuation with one person tweeting: “I’ve just been in a British Museum evacuation and it was total chaos.”

Read more here.

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Source: dailystar.co.uk

 

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