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Hoax call rings tension at Chennai airport

An anonymous phone call about a bomb in the Chennai airport turned out to be hoax.

india Updated: Jun 10, 2006 11:13 IST

An anonymous phone call earlyon Saturdaythat a bomb had been placed in an incoming flight to Chennai airport with 255 passengers on board turned out to be hoax, police and airport sources said.

Tension prevailed for a few hours at the airport's international terminal after the city police control room received the call at around 1.30 am that a bomb had been placed aboard the Emirates airlines flight from Dubai, they said.

Security personnel, including bomb disposal squad, were immediately informed and a thorough check was conducted when the flight arrived at 4.10 am but no bomb was found, sources said adding that the phone call was declared hoax.

First Published: Jun 10, 2006 10:57 IST