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Bomb Scare occurred in Sandton

(People's Daily Online)  Dalin Daniels  2016-09-23 04:21


A police van leaving the entrance of the Alice Lane Towers after giving the all clear for people to return back to the building, Johannesburg, South Africa. (Picture: People's Daily Online/ Liu Chang)

 
Johannesburg Septemeber 19 (People's Daily Online) - 3 buildings were evacuated this morning at the Alice Lane Towers in Sandton. It was reported that there was allegedly a bomb inside one of the buildings where ABSA's offices are situated.
 

People evacuate through the fire escape of the building, Johannesburg, South Africa. (Picture: Supplied by eyewitness)

 
Among the companies evacuated, Bank of China Johannesburg Branch based in one of the buildings was also asked to leave the building as a precautionary measure. The police's Sandton station as well as the K9 unit arrived later to do a full sweep of all 3 buildings.
 

People return to work after the building has been announced to be safe, Johannesburg, South Africa. (Picture: People's Daily Online/ Liu Chang)

The police have confirmed that there are no traces of a bomb anywhere in either of the buildings. Shortly after the announcement people streamed in from Sandton City where they were taking refuge from the bomb threat, to eventually return back to work.


 Behind the tree line is ABSA Capital's offices, Johannesburg, South Africa. (Picture: People's Daily Online/ Liu Chang).


Alice Tower Lane Towers where apparent bomb scare occured on Sep 19th 2016, Johannesburg, South Africa. (Picture: People's Daily Online/ Liu Chang)