More explosions London underground

by oneafrikan on July 21, 2005

We wait and watch:
If you’re going to be travelling, you may wanna think about how:
_ BBC – Tube cleared after small blasts

Sir Ian appealed to Londoners to stay where they were and said the transport system was effectively being shut down.

_ The Gaurdian
_ Jerusalem Post
_ Technorati: London bombs
_ Technorati: London explosions
_ Google news

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I’d just arrived from the shop outside office, sat down to eat my humous and falafel salad in the canteen, and was asked by the two people sitting nearby if I’d heard the news… They had the weather on at the time. Just as I said no, the news of the explosions in the underground today came back on, with the News 24 presenter speaking to someone on the ground in Shepherds Bush…

Tring to access Reuters and the Beeb yielded server busy responses, which must mean that there is a massive load already.
I’m not sure when it happened exactly, but it wasn’t too long ago.

Here are a few snippets if you can’t access the sites:

Tube cleared after minor blasts
Dummy explosions using detonators only have sparked the evacuation of three Tube stations and the closure of three lines, a BBC correspondent has said.


Security alerts at three London stations-police
Three London underground lines closed
Bush briefed on London security alerts

LONDON (Reuters) – Emergency services rushed to three London underground stations on Thursday, two weeks after bomb attacks killed more than 50 people.
There were also reports of an explosion on a bus in the Hackney area of east London.
Transport authorities said no one was reported injured in the incidents.
Sky TV, quoting a police source, said the explosions were detonators rather than bombs themselves.

But a source at the underground transport company said one nail bomb exploded at Warren Street tube. There were also unconfirmed reports of a shooting.

One witness said he was told by a fellow passenger that a small explosion blew apart a rucksack on one tube train.
Bomb attacks on three undergound trains and a bus in London killed 56 people, including the four bombers, on July 7.
A spokesman at Scotland Yard police headquarters told Reuters: “We can confirm emergency services are responding to reports of incidents at three locations on the underground — Oval, Warren Street and Shepherd’s Bush.”

The Fire Brigade said Warren Street station was evacuated after reports that smoke was seen coming out of a train.
The witness told Sky TV a passenger on a train near Warren Street station had told him there had been a small explosion in a passenger’s rucksack.
“The rucksack was blown open by the force of a minor explosion,” he said.
A television reporter at Oval station said police had cordoned off the area and brought in sniffer dogs.
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