Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 3 has been evacuated following a fire alarm – with passengers reporting chaos in Britain’s biggest airport. The airport has said it is investigating the cause of the alarms “as a matter of urgency”.
Images on social media show passengers waiting on the tarmac as staff clear the terminal while others reported being stopped from boarding planes as the incident was investigated. The alarm went off around 1pm, leaving thousands of passengers trying to find a way out of the terminal.
Flights were suspended as airport officials tried to find out what had caused the alarm. Dozens of passengers were seen waiting in packed corridors, with some social media users claiming staff had “no idea” what’s going on.