Travel chaos as passengers face mass evacuation at Stansted Airport

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    Travel chaos has been reported at Stansted Airport following a 'mass' evacuation.

    Fire brigades rushed to the scene after the fire alarm in the check-in area of the departures area sounded, triggering an evacuation of the area.

    The chaotic scenes prompted some prompted to worry they may miss their flights.

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    Worried travellers took to Twitter to share their frustration, describing the scene as "pandemonium".

    One evacuated passenger wrote: "So, mass evacuation at #Stansted."Fire alarms going off. General pandemonium. Guess that's me missing my flight."

    According to The Mirror, a passenger named Harry wrote on Twitter that it was the "worst fire evacuation" he has ever seen with "staff panicking, not enough exits for everyone to leave from, no direction from staff."

    He added: "Hopefully you can bring this up in your management meeting on Monday."

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    Another person travelling to Stansted Airport by bus said on Twitter that people have not been allowed to get due to the evacuation procedure.

    A spokesman for Stansted Airport told The Mirror: "There was a fire alarm detection in Landside departures. The check in area was evacuated under normal procedures and is imminently going to be stood down with operation going back to normal."

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