A call to police in Nepal from a location in Malaysia claimed there was a bomb on board the Nepal Airlines plane heading for Dubai.

Kathmandu police chief, Narayan Prasad Bastakoti, said the flight had been grounded for more than three hours as police searched the plane, passengers, and their luggage for an explosive device.

No bomb was found and the plane was allowed to leave for Dubai after a three hour delay.

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