London: Thousands Evacuated after Unexploded WWII Ordnance Unearthed Near Victoria Station

Thousands were ejected from rail and tube stations to be evacuated from London Victoria station after what was believed to be an unexploded WWII bomb was discovered at a building site nearby during commuter rush hour morning Friday, February 5.

According to reports, workers on a building site near the London Victoria station, which is one of the biggest rail terminals throughout the UK, thought they had unearthed an unexploded WWII bomb as they were digging in the area.

British authorities promptly responded with scores of policemen coming in the scene rife with commuters as it was morning rush hour. They immediately evacuated everybody out of Victoria station with entrance cordoned off for further security. Reportedly, even the Buckingham Palace was partially closed and sealed off because of the incident.

Some have even mistaken the chaos as resulting to a bomb threat made by terrorists!

Fortunately, when disposal experts arrived at the London Victoria station, they ruled out the item as something that didn’t pose risks to the public. In under 20 minutes, everything in the London Victoria station went back to normal. The terminal was closed at 9:30 AM but it went back into operation at exactly 10:00 that very same morning.

On the other hand, authorities who responded to the London Victoria bomb scare incident declined to comment about what exactly the item found and unearthed by the workers was. However, they did give out the assurance that it was not an unexploded WWII ordnance and that it did not pose any danger to the public — commuters and the like.

Heziel Pitogo

Heziel Pitogo is one of the authors writing for WAR HISTORY ONLINE