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London taxi crash: ‘Serious collision’ a traffic incident not act of terrorism, says UK police

"Police were called to reports of a taxi in collision with pedestrians in Southampton Street. Not thought to be terrorist related," the police said in a statement.


Updated: November 1, 2017 11:57:55 pm
London Taxi carsh, London cab crash, london taxi collision, Taxi collision in london, taxi collision in UK, UK terror alert, UK terror alert news, UK news, world news, Latest news, International news London transport authority also said that a major road in Covent Garden area was closed “due to a serious collision.” (Source: Google Maps)

British police on Wednesday said that the serious car collision that took place earlier in the day, near London’s Covent Garden area, was a traffic accident and not terrorism related, reported news agency, Reuters. “Police were called to reports of a taxi in collision with pedestrians in Southampton Street. Not thought to be terrorist related,” police said in a statement.

The incident that happened around 4.30 local time, caused panic among nearby pedestrians, some witnesses reported on Twitter.

According to the Associated Press news agency, There tweets by witnesses that stated that a black London cab mounted the sidewalk Wednesday afternoon.

Meanwhile, The Transport for London authority also said a major road in Covent Garden area was closed “due to a serious collision.”

Located in central London, Covent Garden, is most popular tourist sports in the city.

With Inputs from AP and Reuters

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