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    London torn apart by various blasts - News

    An explosion has "ripped a bus apart" just minutes after a number of blasts on London's Underground.Scotland Yard has confirmed there has been an explosion on a bus in Tavistock Place. Union sources claim there have been reports of blasts on three different buses.

    Witness Belinda Seabrook said she saw an explosion rip though a bus as it approached Russell Square.

    "I was on the bus in front and heard an incredible bang. I turned round and half the double decker bus was in the air," she said.

    Another witness, Angie, told Sky news: "There were a whole lot of people around the bus. Next thing I was on the floor and there were a lot of people on me.

    "I thought I was going to be crushed. The bus was ripped out at the back. It must have been a bomb."

    Scotland Yard could not confirm reports of an explosion on a bus in Russell Square. A spokeswoman said police were at the scene and attempting to determine what had happened.

    The entire Tube network has been shut down following the blasts at Aldgate, Edgware Road, King's Cross, Old Street and Russell Square.

    It is understood several people have been wounded in the underground blasts, with one unconfirmed eyewitness telling Sky News he saw "bodies on the line".

    British Transport Police confirmed there are "walking wounded" and said paramedics have responded to one report of a person classed as "life at risk".

    "It's chaos, with people trying to work out what has happened," said a spokesman.

    One witness said the packed underground train he was on was 200 metres from King's Cross when there was a huge flash.

    The train stopped and people were using umberellas to smash windows of the trains. Passengers were led out of the train by underground staff.

    He added people were milling around King's Cross covered in soot.

    Clare Benson, 33, a city banker from Kensington, was on a tube at Edware Road where the second incident took place.

    "I was in the last carriage at the back of the train nearest the tunnel when I heard a huge bang - you could feel it," she said.

    "The lights went off for a couple of minutes and people were scared and wondering what to do.

    "The drivers got out and were looking into the tunnel, then they announced that we should evacuate. My ears are still ringing and I was shaking."

    Union sources said they had received reports of explosions on three buses in central London.

    London Fire Brigade said it had been called to reports of "explosions" at a number of locations in central London, including Aldgate, Edgware Road and Tavistock Square as well as another incident at King's Cross.

    A Scotland Yard spokeswoman said the reports of explosions in Edgware Road, King's Cross, Liverpool Street, Russell Square, Aldgate East and Moorgate were all at underground stations. She said that so far, there was only one confirmed explosion on a bus.

    Paul Tripea, owner of the Russell Square Cafe, said people had rushed inside following an explosion.

    "One of the security guards from a nearby hotel rushed in and said he saw the bus explode around Tavistock Square," said Mr Tripea.

    "We have also heard that there is a suspect package in Russell Square.

    Survivors Describe Tube Explosions

    A witness told Sky News there was an explosion at the back of a Tube carriage and he had seen bodies.Other passengers on the Metropolitan Line explosion are reported to have attempted to smash the windows of their Tube carriages with umbrellas in an attempt to escape.Police are thought to have been sent into tunnels to evacuate people along the tracks.

    Bradley Anderson told Sky News that he was involved in the Edgware Road incident on a Circle line train.

    He said: "We just left Paddington station. About 15 seconds later there was some kind of explosion and we collided with another train.

    "We were heading into the station when there was some kind of explosion or something.

    "Everything went black and we collided into some kind of oncoming train.

    "There was debris all over the trains. They evacuated us."

    Clare Benson, 33, a city banker from Kensington, was on a tube at Edware Road when she heard a massive explosion in the tunnel behind her. It was about 8.40am.

    "I was in the last carriage at the back of the train nearest the tunnel when I heard a huge bang - you could feel it.

    "The lights went off for a couple of minutes and people were scared and wondering what to do.

    "The drivers got out and were looking into the tunnel, then they announced that we should evacuate.

    "My ears are still ringing and I was shaking."

    One witess told Sky there was an explosion at the back of a tube carriage.

    "There was a big hole in the carriage. There were people lying everywhere covered in blood," he said.

    "People were screaming. We could not get out.

    "The explosion was at the back of the carriage."

    He said people managed to walk through the carriages to get out.

    He said there was "bodies lying everywhere".


    I live in outta London so this is a really scary time for London and the country as a whole. I will keep this updated as the day progress's.

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    I was gonna post this too. It really fucking sucks, I can't go anywhere without 100 people telling me not to use the busses and trains. I've always liked living in London... it's a shame it's come to this... funny how I was gonna take the train earlier to go to the west end but then got sidetracked with having to go shopping...

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    Groups Claims London Terror Attacks

    Groups Claims London Terror Attacks

    A terror group linked to al Qaeda has claimed it carried out a series of terror attacks on London that have left a number of people dead and hundreds injured.A previously unknown group calling itself "Secret Organisation al Qaeda in Europe" said it carried out the attacks.

    Two London hospital have reported a total of 185 wounded after a series of blasts hit locations across the city on buses and Tube stations.

    Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair said there was evidence of explosives at at least one of the six sites.

    Scotland Yard has denied reports they were warned of an attack by Israel minutes before the blasts.

    Two people have been confirmed dead and at least 90 people injured in the explosion at Aldgate Station.

    Prime Minister Tony Blair is returning to London from the G8 Summit in Scotland.

    He said: "It's particularly barbaric that these attacks are designed to coincide with the G8 summit.

    "It's important however that those engaged in terrorism realise that our determination to defend our values and way of life is greater than their determination to cause death and destruction to innocent people."

    Witness, Angie, saw the bus explode in Russell Square. She said: "There were a whole lot of people around the bus. Next thing I was on the floor and there were a lot of people on me.

    "I thought I was going to be crushed. The bus was ripped out at the back. It must have been a bomb."

    The entire Tube network has been shut down and police have confirmed blasts at four sites: Russell Square and Kings Cross Underground; Moorgate, Aldgate, and Liverpool Street Underground; Edgware Road Underground; and Tavistock Square where there has been a confirmed explosion on a bus.

    One witness said the packed underground train he was on was 200 metres from King's Cross when there was a huge flash.

    The train stopped and people were using umbrellas to smash windows of the trains. Passengers were led out of the train by underground staff.

    He added people were milling around King's Cross covered in soot.

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    I'm sorry to hear these sad news. Something fishy about it tho, this shit happens after Olympic commity decides to host the 2012 games in London. Where's Sept with conspiracy theory?

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    Be very careful Lujan, Ulmega, Mitzki and to anyone else living in London

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    This is really gay, I can't go anywhere by bus or train and the streets are filled with cars and panicked people. It was funny walking down the street seeing people waiting at bus stops then some random lunatic goes "OMG WHY ARE YOU WAITING FOR THE BUS DIDN'T YOU HEAR ABOUT THE BOMBINGS ON THE BUS?"

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    It's really bad this had to happen in London. It is one of my favorite cities in the whole world and now this had to happen. Thanks for keeping us updated with the news, Lujy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hirronimus
    I'm sorry to hear these sad news. Something fishy about it tho, this shit happens after Olympic commity decides to host the 2012 games in London. Where's Sept with conspiracy theory?
    Yea cause the G8 summit isn't important.

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    Would you like Ale with that comment? Oh wait, you're not old enough to drink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hirronimus
    I'm sorry to hear these sad news. Something fishy about it tho, this shit happens after Olympic commity decides to host the 2012 games in London. Where's Sept with conspiracy theory?
    What conspiracy? It reeks of al Qaeda, and the G8 meeting is being held in Scotland. Pretty straightforward. (I guess I need to change my sig since people think that I am some X-Files not job...)

    And I'm glad to hear that you guys are safe Luj and Ulm.

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    Is this because they scored the city for Olympics 2012? This seems like more the a coincidence that such devastation could occur the moment things get announced. In the mean time, be safe to those in the United Kingdom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hirronimus
    Would you like Ale with that comment? Oh wait, you're not old enough to drink.
    I'd prefer a cure spam at KB thx

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    I'd prefer staying on a server and facing the problem than fleeing to other one just cause people hate you.

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    I think it's kinda shallow you're like what 30? and arguin with a 16 year old on the internet lolol (oh snap just like the KB incident)

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    Raiko. Shut up.

    If Hirro is not acting his age, then you're acting like you're six.

    Learn when to close your trap, and to stop dragging shit out. You too, Hirro.


    In other news, glad you guys are safe, Luj and Ul.

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    So you're saying what i said in the first place was irrelevant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiko

    Yea cause the G8 summit isn't important.
    I think it really is important that G8 make a decision... It will effect us all and are childrens children.

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    I read this post yesterday and it was on the news last night, I think they said 3 buses and a train/subway thing? It really sucks, but glad to hear you guys are ok. =(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadler
    Quote Originally Posted by Raiko

    Yea cause the G8 summit isn't important.
    I think it really is important that G8 make a decision... It will effect us all and are childrens children.
    I hope you know he was being sarcastic, Luj.

    And Raiko, what you said in the first place wasn't important/not-important, but you two don't need to drag down a perfectly good thread into a flame war.

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    4 more bombs went off this morning and a hospital near one of the blast areas has been surrounded by police units and chemical specialist units

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