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This topic contains 9 replies, has 9 voices, and was last updated by  Skyclad 12 years, 5 months ago.

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  • #4324

    omen
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    I hope no one knows anyone in London today….
    Multiple explosions, many dead.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4659093.stm

  • #22860

    gizmo
    Participant

    The pictures of the bus are terrible… :shock:

  • #22865

    swisslad
    Participant

    My sympathies and condolences to all relatives involved…

    This really sucks.

  • #22866

    peter_b
    Participant

    alot of my buddies work in the banks around moorgate and liverpool st. havent caught up with them yet.

  • #22875

    Ronny
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    A lot of my friends and family commute into central London every day so at the minute I can only presume they’re alright. With so many people in the city it’s likely that they are.

    It’s absolutely pathetic. The only thing we can take away from it is know that it could have been much worse if the emergency services weren’t there.

  • #22879

    Pete
    Participant

    They’ve had many emergency drills for just this type of thing since 9/11, I hear they handled it incredibly well. Scary stuff and its getting closer to home. I used to live in London and passed through Liverpool Street station every day, it was so frightening seeing those jerky mobile phone videos on the news.

  • #22881

    gizmo
    Participant

    Indeed, despite the fact that alot of people thought the security and emergency drills over the past while were over the top they seem to have really paid off. News services have been constantly commenting on how they all knew exactly what to do…

    Yea when I was over in London last year I went through Liverpool St. and Euston St. stations and passed through Russell St. kind of scary remembering the number of people that were in the area at the time that could have been hurt in the explosions…

  • #22886

    JamesHunter
    Participant

    I was over in London at the weekend, left on Tuesday morning – was on the tubes almost 48 hours before that happened :x

    My brothers uses the tubes to go to/from work, luckily he was off that day..

    All I can say is that it aint doing community relations any good, my feelings have got more polarised :roll:

  • #22889

    Darksaviour69
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    another admin over at dcemu.co.uk works right in the middle

    i think the shock i was in yesterday has calmed down… i work in the middle of all the bombings, they were all within a mile or so of me.

    I went through Moorgate station 15 mins before it was blown up, a workmate of mine was on a train that got hit, he survived but had to go to hospital. it was a realy eerie feeling we just sat in work hearing the sirens and listening to the radio feeling increasingly horrorfied. even though i live 45 mins by tube away, I ended up walking home at 3 (usually 9-5), even if the tubes or buses were working i wasn’t gonna get on one.

    A massively sad day.[/quote:fef1d81278]

  • #22919

    Skyclad
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    I was on a flight from Dublin to London on thursday morning, landing in Heathrow less than an hour after the explosions hit. Just off the plane, there are big plasma screen TVs and Sky News were were just beginning to get an information feed on the events. My plan was to get the Picadilly line from Heathrow (on which the main explosion happened), though obviously all the lines were closed at that stage. Had I got a flight an hour earlier, I probably would have been on one of the trains that were running at the time of the explosion.

    Nothing moved in the airport for at least the next 2 hours, though eventually they managed to get one of the Heathrow express trains up and running. Got on that, got into Paddington, and walked the 2.5 hours to my destination.

    As far as I could see, life went on as normal over the course of the morning. The area of town I was in was still as busy as it would be any other day, though about half of the shops were closed due to the events. There was a lot of police movement and sirens, though people in general were good natured and prepared to accept that there was going to be some disrution, though they werent going to let it change their plans for the day. The one slight frownworthy moment was the couple I overheard saying that the bombs would mean they would miss their lunch now. Iwould only hope they hadnt heard of the seriousness of the event when they said it.

    Dave

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