British media quoted by Romanian news TV channels reported an explosion took place in London at noon on Monday. Witnesses said thick smoke could be seen from the City of London, the financial quarter of the British capital.

Scotland Yard said later that a terrorist attack was out of the question as a spokesman of the institution said the source of the thick cloud of smoke was a fire at an industrial area in an eastern parts of the city.

According to the correspondent in London, the fire was reported near the new Olympic stadium. Correspondent Magda Barascu said police dismissed claims of an explosion.

Firefighters and ambulances were sent to an industrial estate in the Stratford area of the city but ambulances said no victims were reported.