IT might be an idea to fill-in a big hole full of plague victims as quickly as possible, it has been suggested.
Railway engineers working on the London Crossrail project discovered the bodies and then went to the pub without even washing their hands.
Transport for London confirmed that at no point did they immediately fill the hole with concrete and bleach as if their lives depended on it.
Professor Henry Brubaker, of the Institute for Studies, said: “Twenty-first Century apathy has reached the point where we are now blasé about the plague.
“While commuting in London can often seem much worse than the black death, that’s really just a way of expressing how much you hate it.
“It’s not actually the plague, or indeed a big hole that might have loads of plague in it.”
He added: “I’m not scaremongering, it’s the black death. They didn’t call it that to make it more fashionable.”
A Transport for London spokesman said: “The only way Crossrail is going to work is if half the people in this city are wiped out by a virus.
“The pit stays open.”