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Bomb scare on Varanasi-bound flight at Delhi airport, passengers evacuated

Anti-sabotage checks are on and nothing suspicious has been found so far

PTI New Delhi Published 28.05.24, 09:15 AM
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A Varanasi-bound IndiGo flight received a bomb threat at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here on Tuesday morning, prompting authorities to evacuate its passengers and launch a search operation, officials said.

Anti-sabotage checks are on and nothing suspicious has been found so far, they said.

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The officials said the threat was found written on a piece of paper in a lavatory when the Indigo 6E2211 flight was preparing to leave.

The pilot saw a piece of paper in the lavatory with the note "bomb blast @ 30 minutes", following which he informed the control room.

There were a total of 176 passengers on the flight who were deboarded, sources said.

The officials said the aircraft was taken to an isolated area and security agency personnel conducted a search operation.

Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Telegraph Online staff and has been published from a syndicated feed.

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