Thursday, July 21, 2005

More bombings in London:

Emergency services were scrambling to locations around London today after reports of explosions at three tube stations and on a bus.

Services on three London Underground lines were suspended today after incidents at three tube stations. There are no reports of casualties at this stage....

Victoria Line passenger Ivan McCracken claimed a traveller's rucksack had exploded on the Tube outside Warren Street station. He told Sky News: "I was in a middle carriage and the train was not far short of Warren Street station when suddenly the door between my carriage and the next one burst open and dozens of people started rushing through. Some were falling, there was mass panic.

"It was difficult to get the story from any of them what had happened but when I got to ground level there was an Italian young man comforting an Italian girl who told me he had seen what had happened.

"He said that a man was carrying a rucksack and the rucksack suddenly exploded. It was a minor explosion but enough to blow open the rucksack.

"The man then made an exclamation as if something had gone wrong. At that point everyone rushed from the carriage."...

Horrible again, but this bomb sounds very, very poorly constructed -- let's hope they all were, and let's hope that's the best these people can do now.

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