London Bombings (Originally: Tube warning after 'bang' heard)

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by iGav, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. iGav macrumors G3

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    Lets hope this is just power problem, and not the start of suicide bombers in the capitol. :(

    Link

    But, just incase... be safe everyone.
     
  2. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    They're saying its a power surge(they don't have filtering equipment?)anywy whole system is down apparently,seems only minor injuries although some people still trapped.
     
  3. Jedda macrumors regular

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    Far out.

    People are emerging coverered in blood and snot according to that report.
     
  4. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Let's hope it is nothing too sinister.

    Keep yourselves safe London buddies.
     
  5. Badradio macrumors 6502

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    There are reports coming in of explosions on one or more buses. This can't be a coincidence.

    That's confirmed now - bus exploded near Russell Square.
     
  6. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    Explosions at Liverpool Street Station, Edgeware Rd and reports of a Bus exploding at Russell Square.

    This is now reporting as being definite. Eyewitnesses say bus blown in half.

    Conflicting reports of train crashes, tunnel collapses and other explosions.

    No reports of fatalities, but some walking wounded.

    Everything's shut.
     
  7. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    At least one fatality in the bus at Russell Square, the explosion took the top deck off apparently.
     
  8. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    Rail union reporting explosive device/s on underground.

    Is now being reported as 3 separate explosions on 3 separate buses.
     
  9. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    Reports of explosions on five buses in central London some fatalities.
     
  10. Militar macrumors member

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    Reports sound like a power surge or explosive device. My prayers go out to the families.
     
  11. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Hmmm, Lots of conflicting reports.
    BBC are reporting 1 bus and at least 1 explosive device on the Underground.

    Most disturbing.
     
  12. asif786 macrumors 65816

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    wow, the whole underground is closed. that's something like 270 stations.

    i wonder, was it just a power thing or some sort of planned attack? <just read more things..now im even more confused..>

    it'll be a damned hectic day today..
     
  13. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    Scotland Yard are reporting ONE explosion on ONE bus in Russell Square, some fatalities.

    No word as to wether the Tube explosions are bombs or not.
     
  14. Veldek macrumors 68000

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    The stock markets go down by the minute. I hope it turns out not to be a terror attack, because even more people could become harmed.
     
  15. dcv macrumors G3

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    I've been watching BBC News 24. Lots of eye witness reports coming in. Explosion confirmed at Tavistock Square (on the top of a double decker bus) at around 9:45. They have reports of bombs on 3 buses in central London.

    The underground 'explosions' occurred around an hour earlier (approx 8:45), they are still saying this was some sort of power surge/electrical fault with blasts reported at Edgware Road, Aldgate East (and i think Kings X and Liverpool St)

    At this stage it's not known whether the underground and bus incidents are related or purely coincidental.
     
  16. Militar macrumors member

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    When the first few minutes of 9/11 happened here, initial reports came back that a light aircraft smashed into one of the towers. Even which tower was hit could not have been confirmed. I hope it's nothing sinister over there in London. Could a power surge cause this type of explosion?
     
  17. Militar macrumors member

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    My worst fears have been realized. CNN is reporting the Tube explosions as a series of terrorist attacks.
     
  18. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    The kind of voltages involved on the tubes, yes.

    It's a big ask to assume this is a coincidence, three incidents on the Tube and the BBC are showing pictures of the bus, the tops gone.

    There have never been explosions caused by power surges on the tube, the fail-safes are very good and the individual lines are isolated.
     
  19. asif786 macrumors 65816

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    a report of ANOTHER one at tavistock square..sky news eyewitness said it was 1 min ago..

    all news sources reporting a series of terrorist attacks..i hope this doesn't last the whole day...continous blasts. sky news saying it's very well planned an could continue all day..
     
  20. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    This is the same one, Tavistock Place is right next to Russell Square.

    There are reports of the police finding three more devices and will be carrying out controlled explosions in the Tavistock Place area.

    Another bomb just exploded near Liverpool Street on Houndsditch according to BBC24
     
  21. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    This is not good (HUGE understatement!). We haven't been evacuated yet, I'm quite amazed. F***ing american banks, won't evacuate unless they absolutely have to!!! Let's just wait until I get blown up shall we!?!?! :mad:
     
  22. asif786 macrumors 65816

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    where (location) do you work?

    how the hell are people gonna get home? they dont wanna be going around on public transport tonight..

    and btw, it's impossible to use the mobile..everyone's phoning each other to see if they're ok..so it's a no go for mobile phones.
     
  23. skunk macrumors G4

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    Welcome to London, zim...
    Hope everyone at MR is OK. It certainly wasn't a power surge, or the National Grid would have noticed.
    Even Reuters is down - too much traffic, I guess.
     
  24. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    No, at least one fatality on the bus at Tavistock Place, I doubt we'll hear about casualties from the tubes for a while, they'll have taken the wounded out first.

    Policemen on the scene reporting a train crash at Kings Cross... :eek:
     
  25. Militar macrumors member

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    CBC News is reporting that there are at least 90 casualties. They said they got their information from BBC Sky News.
     

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