Attacks on London

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by super_sop, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. super_sop

    super_sop Supporting Member

    Just hearing reports of incidents all over london.
    not going to start rumers on it or anything, but things dopnt sound good
    hope all of our southern friends are ok
    take care guys.
  2. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    What sort of incidents Craig.. can you elaborate please..?
  3. LeDragon

    LeDragon Active Member

    There are reports of multiple explosions on the London underground and on busses.
  4. brass journo

    brass journo Member

    just watching news. multiple explosions across the capital - buses and trains - whole underground system is closed - feared may be more devices.

    no reports of any fatals but definitely walking wounded.

    take care all TMPers in London and the south.

    From elation to devastation in the capital.

    keep safe

  5. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    More info from the BBC...

    More here
  6. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Can't get BBC news www site here Tabby.. can you keep us informed and updated please... many thanks.
  7. MRSH

    MRSH Supporting Member

    Here is the very latest from the BBC Website:
    Several people have been injured after explosions on the Underground network and a double-decker bus in London. A police spokesman said there were "quite a large number of casualties" at Aldgate Tube Station.

    And Scotland Yard confirmed one of several reports of explosions on buses in the city - in Tavistock Place - but said the cause was not yet known.

    One caller to BBC Five said his friend had seen "the bus ripped open like a can of sardines and bodies everywhere."

    PA also quoted union officials as saying sources had told them there had been at least one explosive device on the Underground.

    British Transport Police Surges took place at Aldgate, Edgware Road, King's Cross, Old Street and Russell Square stations.

    Scotland Yard confirmed they were assisting with a "major incident" and said there were casualties.

    A spokesman said officers were called out to Aldgate station at 8.50am to assist City of London and British Transport Police.

    "All of the emergency services are on scene. There have been some casualties. This has been declared as a major incident," said the spokesman. "It's too early to state what has happened at this stage," he said.

    The National Grid, which supplies power to the Underground, said there had been no problems with its system which could have contributed to the incidents.

    'Screaming and crying'

    Jacqui Head, from BBC News, who had just left King's Cross station on a Piccadilly Line train as an explosion happened, said: "Everything was normal. Suddenly there was a massive bang, the train jolted.

    "There was immediately smoke everywhere and it was hot and everybody panicked. People started screaming and crying."

    The train was kept in the tunnel for 20 minutes and no announcement was made to explain the delay to passengers, she added.

    London Fire Brigade said four crews were at Liverpool Street and more were on their way.

    Another passenger, who had left the Tube at Fenchurch Street Station, and walked to Aldgate East, told BBC Five Live that he saw injured people.

    "As I walked through the bus station I could see people lying on the ground, black, as if they'd been covered in smoke. There were about three or four people on the floor being treated."

    Eyewitness Paul Woloszyn from BBC News, who was at Blackhorse Road station on the Victoria Line, said: "We were told there was a bomb at Liverpool Street station.


    "I was on the Tube, and they stopped the train and told everyone to get off and evacuate the station."

    He said staff had said the entire Tube network had been affected, and leaflets had been handed out with details of alternative bus routes.

    Another eyewitness, Dorothy Molloy, had been on a Tube train at King's Cross and said "staff just chucked everyone out of the station".

    She said staff there had not given any details, but she said two passengers she had spoken to had said they had received messages saying there had been bombs.

    "People didn't really know what was going on, they were just huffing and puffing and saying how annoying it was," she said.

    "People don't seem to be panicked, but there's so many police and ambulances coming into the areas. People are just concerned, and some are just annoyed at the delay."
  8. brass journo

    brass journo Member


    at 10.46 reports of fatalities in bus explosion in Tavistock Square outside BMA (British Medical Association)

    Reporting looks intentional not accidental.

    Kings Cross evacuated NO explosion there.

    several bodies reported in wreckage at Edgware Road.
  9. BoozyBTrom

    BoozyBTrom Member

  10. brass journo

    brass journo Member

    reports of another bomb going off near Liverpool Street on Hounsditch according to BBC news.

    Looking to bring some police down from Gleneagles to beef up security in London.
  11. brass journo

    brass journo Member

    At least 90 casualties at Aldgate Station (estimated between liverpool Street and Aldgate was point of explosion) where explosion on underground - circle line I think - happened. Whole are evacuated.

    Confirmed 20 people dead in blasts around London so far according to Government.
  12. Bryan_sop

    Bryan_sop Active Member

    Not good......seems a bit to much of a coincidence that this happens the day after it's announced that the olympics will be in London in 2012??
  13. NeilW

    NeilW Member

    Sounds like most public transport into London is suspended too. Underground suspended and overground stations closed. Trains from the west stopping @ Reading. Chiltern line closed (but the High Wycombe line is shut anyway dues to Tesco works blocking the line)

    According to Radio Oxford, M40 signs are saying "London Closed".

    Sounds grim.

  14. MRSH

    MRSH Supporting Member

    My wife (Elspeth - aka Aardvark) is on a train coming in to Waterloo. Spoke to her about an hour ago. All trains are being held outside stations - underground being evacuated.

    Now the phone network is down and I can't get hold of her.

    I can't get the video feed on the net either. Please keep us updated on here.

  15. Janet Watkins

    Janet Watkins Member

    ..........and the G8 summit at Gleneagles!
  16. NeilW

    NeilW Member

    Or is it to disrupt the G8 conference?

    news is saying Mobile phone networks running at capacity and effectively not working well for normal users as they've prioritised emergency users usage.

    All busses in Zone 1 (the very central zone) suspended.
  17. brass journo

    brass journo Member

    If anyone is really concerned about people they can't get hold of a casualty beaureux will be set up in the next 30 mins and a phone number released then.

    No more news as yet.

    Many phone networks jammed so don't panic if you can't get through to people.
  18. Lena

    Lena New Member

    Mobile phone networks 'switched down' to stop blocking for the emergency services.
  19. brass journo

    brass journo Member


    Police Commissioner thinks six explosion, one on a bus the rest associated with undergrounds.

    events that could be explosions but not confirmed as confusing situation at:

    edgware Road
    kings Cross
    liverpool Street
    russell Square
    aldgate East

    still speculation on some - emergency procedures in place. Message is if not so far affected, stay where you are. All London travel is disabled, do not go out unless life threatening - Message from Police Commissioner, Sir Ian Blair.
  20. Active Member

    Police telling us not to attempt to travel at this time.

    I have a friend who is an Inspector with British Transport Police, I hope he's OK.
    Can't get him on his mobile but suspect he's in the thick of it right now.