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london trouble

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by mattt416, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. mattt416

    mattt416 TRIBE Member

    serious trouble in london this morning ... not sounding too good.
  2. mattt416

    mattt416 TRIBE Member

  3. keld

    keld TRIBE Member

    is it the terrorists?
  4. mattt416

    mattt416 TRIBE Member

    sounds like it ... 20 casualties.
  5. gasper

    gasper TRIBE Member

    My friend in London says:

    "yeah 3 bombs on busses and 2 on tubes so far... BBC radio news is carrying it... "
  6. mattt416

    mattt416 TRIBE Member

    sky said 20 fatalities .......
  7. chernobyl

    chernobyl TRIBE Member

    Wow... I was wondering why it was closed this morning. I had just chalked it up to the regular unreliability of the tube:/
  8. gasper

    gasper TRIBE Member

    From BBC:

    Large numbers of casualties have been reported after at least six explosions on the Underground network and a double-decker bus in London.
  9. gasper

    gasper TRIBE Member

    Details are going to be sketchy for a while...
  10. Vote Quimby

    Vote Quimby TRIBE Member

    This is nuts.
  11. gasper

    gasper TRIBE Member





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  12. gasper

    gasper TRIBE Member

  13. Adam

    Adam TRIBE Member

    Terrible. :(

    I'm just outside London at the moment, and my family almost decided to go into the city this morning to prepare to fly home tomorrow.

    Also, the hostel I've stayed at 3 times and plan to stay at for a week at the end of July is on Tavistock Place, right where the double-decker exploded.
  14. loopdokter

    loopdokter TRIBE Promoter

    This is a tad too weird that this happened the day after London won the Olympic bid.


    I hope my friends in London are alright. They regularily use the Underground.

  15. chernobyl

    chernobyl TRIBE Member

    ugh, my boyfriend had better email me soon :(
  16. acheron

    acheron TRIBE Member

    coincidence about the olympic bid...

    It takes longer than 24 hours to coordinate an attack like this.
  17. gasper

    gasper TRIBE Member

    A doctor tells Reuters there are at least 90 casualties at Aldgate station
  18. Adam

    Adam TRIBE Member

    The G8 conference is likely the target; the Olympics are just a handy coincidence.
  19. gasper

    gasper TRIBE Member

    1126 The president of the European Parliament, Josep Borrell, blames terrorism for a "coordinated series of attacks" and "confirmed deaths"

    1118 London's Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair tells the BBC he knows of "about six explosions", one on a bus and the others related to Underground stations. He says he believes the six affected areas are Edgware Road, King's Cross, Liverpool Street, Russell Square, Aldgate East and Moorgate, but says it is "still a confusing situation". He advises Londoners to "stay where you are - all of London's transport is currently disabled" - he refuses to confirm any fatalities

    1055 A doctor tells Reuters there are at least 90 casualties at Aldgate station

    1053 Home Secretary Charles Clarke makes a statement outside Downing Street about "dreadful incidents" causing "terrible injuries". He says Prime Minister Tony Blair has been informed and advises the public in London not to make unneccessary journeys

    1049 Police say there are serious casualties, but no deaths are confirmed, Associated Press reports

    1025 The BBC's Andrew Marr, with the prime minister in Gleneagles, says Number 10 is "still unsure" whether the explosions are a terrorist attack

    1023British Transport Police confirm an explosion on a bus in Tavistock Place

    1021 Scotland Yard reports "multiple explosions" in London, the Press Association reports

    1014 An eyewitness tells PA that a bus has been ripped apart in an explosion in central London

    1009 Witness Christina Lawrence, who was on a train leaving Kings Cross, tells BBC News 24: "There was a loud bang in the tunnel and the train just stopped and all of a sudden it was filled with black, gassy smoke and we couldn't breathe"

    1002 Scotland Yard says it is dealing with a "major incident"

    0940 British Transport Police say power surge incidents have occurred on the Underground at Aldgate, Edgware Road, King's Cross, Old Street and Russell Square stations

    0933London Underground reports "another incident at Edgware Road" station, PA reports

    0933 Passengers are told that all London Underground services are being suspended because of a power fault across the network, PA reports

    0924 British Transport Police say the incident was possibly caused by a collision between two trains, a power cut or a power cable exploding. Police report "walking wounded"

    0915 Press Association reports emergency services called to London's Liverpool Street Station after reports of an explosion

    0849 An incident on the Metropolitan Line between Liverpool Street and Aldgate is reported to British Transport Police
  20. Skipper

    Skipper TRIBE Member

    my whole family is travelling home from london today, I am freaking the fuck out.
  21. gasper

    gasper TRIBE Member

    I've heard from 2 of my 3 friends so far... still waiting on the third... so crazy...
  22. chernobyl

    chernobyl TRIBE Member

    according to the timetable above, Will would have been off the tube by then phew

    I was just msning with a friend and she said that it is crazy down at russell square (where she works)... there are no cabs running, the streets are packed and chaotic still and police are eveywhere down there
  23. SlipperyPete

    SlipperyPete TRIBE Member

    hasn't the media taught you anything? They're called "sleeper cells".

    In all seriousness, this is fucked up, esp. the day after the city was celebrating the Olympic bids success. All the best as they sift through things.
  24. Skipper

    Skipper TRIBE Member

    my stepdad has a blackberry, do you think those are working? they apparently worked during 911 from NYC...the phones are totally fucked.
  25. My hopes for the best outcomes those who are waiting to hear from loved ones/friends on this board. The British phone lines are all tied up right now, so please try and be patient.

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