Social media abuzz as flying insects swarm part of London

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Transport for London, which oversees public transport in the capital, posted a picture from a traffic camera showing large numbers of the insects collecting on a traffic light, and warned drivers that a pedestrian crossing was “partially obstructed by bees.” It warned: “Please approach with caution.”

— Declan Harvey (@NewsDeclan) May 16, 2017

Bees #Greenwich pic.twitter.com/zlNit295Nw

London police didn’t immediately return a request for comment on whether they’ve received reports on the insects.

🐝 #greenwich #bees pic.twitter.com/c6BC5f3JWF Bee swarm removal from the traffic lights in the middle of Greenwich!

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— Graham Keen (@grahamkeen) May 16, 2017
LONDON — Social media users in London are buzzing about an apparent swarm of flying insects that has descended on one part of the city.

It’s not clear what the bugs were or why they appeared in unusual numbers. Some say they’re bees, but others describe them as wasps. Videos posted to Twitter Tuesday show people ducking as the insects descend on Greenwich in southeast London.

— Mrs B (@eboronat) May 16, 2017

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someone in hi-vis has turned up! He’ll lead the #wasps away! The man behind is in a beekeeping suit #greenwich pic.twitter.com/NsEcx7wYw6 Phew….

Thousands appeared out of nowhere. Huge swarm of WASPS descends on Greenwich! @LBC @BBCLondonNews pic.twitter.com/HIAAPYj7UK