'Major disruption' on Eurostar after WWII bomb discovery

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Eurostar passengers are facing cancellations and major disruption all weekend due to an unexploded World War II bomb discovered in Paris.

Bomb disposal experts are working to deactivate the device – but it will cause delays and cancellations for those travelling between London and the French capital.

Five trains have been cancelled, one will be diverted and others are expected to be delayed.

The relic was discovered north of Gare Du Nord, a railway station served by Eurostar, during engineering works.

Eurostar said in a statement: “We are sorry for the impact this will have on our customers and would strongly advise anyone scheduled to travel with us between London and Paris this weekend to consider changing their plans.”

Image: The WWII bomb was discovered during engineering works near Gare Du Nord

The company says free refunds or exchanges are being offered for all passengers booked to travel on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

Residential areas close to the site were evacuated while roads and other rail services in Paris were also disrupted.

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