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Bomb scare causes disruptions at OR Tambo International Airport – Affecting eight domestic flights



OR Tambo International Airport

Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) has confirmed that a bomb threat was called in at the domestic arrivals hall at OR Tambo International Airport at 5 pm on Wednesday, causing concern among passengers and staff.

“Upon learning of the potential security risk, we immediately initiated the evacuation of all passengers and staff from the area that was potentially at risk. After a thorough investigation by the police, it emerged that there was no reason for concern, normal service resumed, and the domestic arrivals hall was declared safe as at 7:25 pm,” said Acsa, reassuring the public.

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According to TimesLIVE, the incident disrupted eight domestic flights, affecting travellers and airlines. Acsa stressed that the safety of passengers and staff is its utmost priority and took swift action to ensure their well-being.

As the police continue to investigate the source of the call, Acsa remains vigilant and committed to maintaining high-security measures to safeguard travellers.


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