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Alert at Nice airport

Alert at Nice airportNice Airport was evacuated this lunchtime, just hours after 84 people were killed in the city during a Bastille Day terror attack.

The airport has now been sealed off and military personnel can be seen inside the huge glass terminal. French troops rushed to the airport after a suspect package was found at around 1pm.

Passengers were forced to leave the airport and wait nervously outside as soldiers conducted a sweep. The airport has now re-opened to travellers.

An Associated Press reporter says the alert at Nice airport has been lifted, with passengers who had been evacuated being allowed back into the terminal to pick up their bags.

The airport’s website showed flights leaving and landing as usual. In a message posted to the site’s home page, the airport said: “Despite the dreadful events that occurred, access to the airport and Air traffic won’t be disrupted.”
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