Hundreds of staff at East Coast Radio and other businesses at their
Umhlanga building were evacuated yesterday after they were told there
was a bomb on the property, according to a report in The Mercury.

The bomb scare caused an interruption of transmission of the radio station because all staff had to wait for the police to search the building.

Police Inspector Michael Read said police were called to East Coast Radio house at about midday.

"The staff in the building had to be evacuated and then we sent in our bomb detection unit with sniffer dogs but nothing was found."

An anonymous caller telephoned The Mercury about the bomb at the East Coast Radio building and claimed a terrorist group had planted it.

East Coast Radio reported on their Newswatch blog that the station had been off-air for 28 minutes because of the evacuation.

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