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Cairo airport announces emergency after bomb threat on Nigeria-bound plane

Security officials at Cairo International Airport sound emergency after cabin crew member finds bomb warning on bathroom mirror of plane bound for Lagos

Ahram Online, Tuesday 15 May 2012
Cairo Airport
Cairo Airport

Cairo airport authorities announced a state of emergency on Tuesday morning in order to carry out extensive bomb-detection procedures following a bomb threat on an airplane heading to the Nigerian city of Lagos.

After passengers had boarded the plane, a cabin crew member discovered a bomb warning on the mirror of the plane's bathroom, propelling airport security to search the plane again and announce a state of general emergency.

The forty-six passengers aboard the plane were evacuated as security services also ordered all baggage to be searched a second time.

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