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Video: Swarms of flying insects terrorize London neighbourhood

Videos posted online show people ducking as the unidentified insects descend on Greenwich in southeast London.

The skyline of London is pictured on the horizon as people relax in Greenwich park in south-east London on June 26, 2016.

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The skyline of London is pictured on the horizon as people relax in Greenwich park in south-east London on June 26, 2016.

LONDON — Social media users in London are buzzing about an apparent swarm of flying insects that has descended on one part of the city.

Videos posted to Twitter Tuesday show people ducking as the insects descend on Greenwich in southeast London. 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.

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."

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

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