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BLAST AT CITY TUBE STATION - FOUR BOMB EXPLOSIONS AROUND LONDON
Sky News ^ | July 7, 2005

Posted on 07/07/2005 1:45:13 AM PDT by RWR8189

There has been an explosion at Aldgate East underground station in London, causing the closure of the entire Tube network.

There are also reports that a second incident took place at Edgware Road station in north west London.

The Aldgate East blast was caused by "some kind of power surge", according to Tube infrastructure company Metronet, which is responsible for maintaining the Metropolitan line.

A spokesman said: "We don't know the extent of the problem yet."

A London Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: "We have just sent some resources out to the scene."

British Transport Police confirmed that there are "walking wounded" and said paramedics have responded to one report of a person classed as "life at risk".

"It's chaos, with people trying to work out what has happened," said a spokesman.

"All we know at the moment is that staff reported a loud bang at 8.49am. No one is sure what caused an explosion, but it is thought it could have been a collision, a power cut, or a power cable problem."

One witness said the packed underground train he was on was 200 metres from Kings Cross when there was a huge flash.

The train stopped and people were using umberellas to smash windows of the trains. Passengers were led out of the train by underground staff.

He added people were milling around Kings Cross covered in soot.


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1 posted on 07/07/2005 1:45:13 AM PDT by RWR8189
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To: RWR8189

What part of London, please? My son is in London.


2 posted on 07/07/2005 1:50:01 AM PDT by Eva
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To: RWR8189

Some casualties in "major incident"...scrolling on screen of CNBC Europe...must not be too big of news, no breaking away from $62 oil talk....


3 posted on 07/07/2005 1:50:03 AM PDT by dakine
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To: RWR8189

What time is it in London?


4 posted on 07/07/2005 1:51:09 AM PDT by Eva
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To: dakine

Financial district...power surge the cause...


5 posted on 07/07/2005 1:52:46 AM PDT by dakine
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To: Eva

Of the two tube stations mentioned, one is in the City--the financial district and one is in West London. Edgeware Road is where a lot of expatriate Middle Easterners live.


6 posted on 07/07/2005 1:52:56 AM PDT by Roy Tucker
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To: Eva

Either almost 09.53 am or 08.53 am.


7 posted on 07/07/2005 1:53:09 AM PDT by Michael81Dus (Deutschland kommt wieder!)
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To: RWR8189

bump


8 posted on 07/07/2005 1:53:22 AM PDT by Samwise ("You live and learn. At any rate, you live.")
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To: Eva

They are 6 hours ahead of CDT IIRC so I think it is 9:55.


9 posted on 07/07/2005 1:53:46 AM PDT by RWR8189 (I Will Sit on My Hands in 2008 Instead of Voting for McCain)(No Money for the NRSC)
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To: dakine

Liverpool Street station...


10 posted on 07/07/2005 1:53:47 AM PDT by dakine
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To: RWR8189

I see that the article says it was 8:49. I am thinking that my son's internship was over yesterday and that he probably was not on the tube, going to work.


11 posted on 07/07/2005 1:54:07 AM PDT by Eva
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To: dakine

Aldgate Station....


12 posted on 07/07/2005 1:54:18 AM PDT by dakine
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To: RWR8189

CNN: People on the street saying five distinct explosions.


13 posted on 07/07/2005 1:54:29 AM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life, or nothing at all)
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To: Eva
What time is it in London?

It's coming up ion 10:00 a.m. there now.

Does your son take the tube in the mornings?

I'm headed to London next month. For and escape from terrorism.

I think.

14 posted on 07/07/2005 1:55:19 AM PDT by Allegra (On the Rocks With Salt, Please...)
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To: Roy Tucker

Thanks, he is staying near Kensington Gardens, but I don't know what part of the city is job was in. I am hoping that he just slept in today.


15 posted on 07/07/2005 1:56:49 AM PDT by Eva
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To: advance_copy

CNN: Whole subway network in London closed down.


16 posted on 07/07/2005 1:57:18 AM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life, or nothing at all)
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To: Allegra

Your odds are better in London...eat well....


17 posted on 07/07/2005 1:57:20 AM PDT by dakine
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To: Eva

Several tube stations - Aldgate East, Liverpool Street, Kings Cross, Edgware Road and Russell Square.

TV still saying that it was some sort of power surge - but people coming into my office (in Holborn) are talking bomb and the day after the Olympic result is eyebrow-raising.

Lots of sirens and helicopters.

Beeb report here:

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


18 posted on 07/07/2005 1:58:44 AM PDT by Killing Time
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To: advance_copy

Citywide power outage?


19 posted on 07/07/2005 1:59:13 AM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

Negative. No report of electricity outage in above ground buildings.

CNN (international) says citywide subway system closed down. Incedents occurred at approximate 8:49am London time.


20 posted on 07/07/2005 2:01:08 AM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life, or nothing at all)
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To: dakine
Your odds are better in London...eat well....

Oh, count on it! That's usually what I most look forward to when I go on R&R. And contrary to popular belief, London has some great food.

I hope this thing isn't some terrorist crap and I hope everyone is OK.

21 posted on 07/07/2005 2:01:27 AM PDT by Allegra (On the Rocks With Salt, Please...)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace
Lights are on. Lots of sirens.
22 posted on 07/07/2005 2:01:44 AM PDT by Killing Time
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

Y. Fox reporting city-wide power outage in London.


23 posted on 07/07/2005 2:01:44 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: RWR8189

Wow...wasn't there another one awhile back, turned out to be some sort of gas explosion?


24 posted on 07/07/2005 2:01:45 AM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (Carnac: A siren, a baby and a liberal. Answer: Name three things that whine.)
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To: advance_copy

Ol' reliable HOLLOWAY NEWS CHANNEL plods on.

CNN has the only coverage


25 posted on 07/07/2005 2:01:50 AM PDT by Crazieman (6-23-2005, Establishment of the United Socialist States of America)
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To: advance_copy
Incedents occurred at approximate 8:49am London time.

That's right during their rush hour....

26 posted on 07/07/2005 2:02:23 AM PDT by Allegra (On the Rocks With Salt, Please...)
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To: Killing Time

Choppers in the air?


27 posted on 07/07/2005 2:02:37 AM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: Crazieman

Thanks. Will switch to CNN....gong from Fox woke me.


28 posted on 07/07/2005 2:03:10 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: Allegra

Yes, during rush hour on 7/7


29 posted on 07/07/2005 2:03:29 AM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life, or nothing at all)
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To: Miss Marple

CNN just yanked the feed from international about 2 minutes ago


30 posted on 07/07/2005 2:04:57 AM PDT by Crazieman (6-23-2005, Establishment of the United Socialist States of America)
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To: RWR8189
The train stopped and people were using umberellas to smash windows of the trains.

Umbrellas... was it storming out? A lightning strike?

31 posted on 07/07/2005 2:05:01 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (No wonder the Southern Baptist Church threw Greer out: Only one god per church! [Ann Coulter])
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To: advance_copy

"He added people were milling around Kings Cross covered in soot."

Soot in an electric tunnel? Are there the train cars on fire?


32 posted on 07/07/2005 2:05:24 AM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: Miss Marple

CNN international just broke away and went back to domestic U.S. channel. CNN (US) says "details are sketchy". Investigating reports of other explosions.


33 posted on 07/07/2005 2:05:30 AM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life, or nothing at all)
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http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,161768,00.html

AP: Explosion on London Subway Line
Thursday, July 07, 2005

LONDON  — An explosion on a subway line — apparently caused by a power surge — injured several people in London's financial district Thursday morning, British Transport Police () said.

Metronet, a company that maintains the subway infrastructure, said the explosion was caused by a power surge.

London Underground () reported a second incident at another subway station in northeast London, but details weren't immediately available.

London Ambulance Service () said several vehicles had been dispatched to the area near Liverpool Street station, and police reported that several people were injured.

Several subway stations were closed following the incident.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,161768,00.html


34 posted on 07/07/2005 2:05:48 AM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: Miss Marple

Word of mouth now has it that it is definately bombs - including one on a bus at Russell Square - I heard the explosion.

Reports of body parts at Aldgate as well.


35 posted on 07/07/2005 2:06:10 AM PDT by Killing Time
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To: Killing Time

A bus on the street or a terminal?


36 posted on 07/07/2005 2:06:58 AM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: monkapotamus


Power surge?


37 posted on 07/07/2005 2:07:05 AM PDT by onyx (Pope John Paul II - May 18, 1920 - April 2, 2005 = SANTO SUBITO!)
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To: Killing Time
Word of mouth now has it that it is definately bombs - including one on a bus at Russell Square - I heard the explosion.

Reports of body parts at Aldgate as well.

%$#!!!

38 posted on 07/07/2005 2:07:54 AM PDT by Allegra (On the Rocks With Salt, Please...)
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To: Killing Time
Word of mouth now has it that it is definately bombs - including one on a bus at Russell Square - I heard the explosion. Reports of body parts at Aldgate as well.

Prayers for Londoners.
39 posted on 07/07/2005 2:08:30 AM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life, or nothing at all)
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To: Miss Marple

Debka.com says that a London bus was bombed as well. Debka better be lying. It is an Israeli disinformation site. But it can be dead accurate about tomorrow's news sometimes.


40 posted on 07/07/2005 2:08:37 AM PDT by GermanBusiness
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To: RWR8189

I am in the UK - Edinburgh - at the moment and watching the news:

It is almost certainly not a terrorist incident, it seems to have been a massive power surge that caused an outage on the London tube - therefore causing some trains to collide.


41 posted on 07/07/2005 2:08:53 AM PDT by cooper72
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To: onyx

I heard that on the radio. 650 kste 2pm PST news


42 posted on 07/07/2005 2:09:40 AM PDT by Pro-Bush (Can't afford Medical care? Thank an illegal alien.)
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To: GermanBusiness
Debka.com says that a London bus was bombed as well. Debka better be lying. It is an Israeli disinformation site. But it can be dead accurate about tomorrow's news sometimes.

DON'T START STUPID RUMOURS!

43 posted on 07/07/2005 2:09:49 AM PDT by cooper72
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To: Eva

Prayers for your son and everyone else.


44 posted on 07/07/2005 2:10:15 AM PDT by Samwise ("You live and learn. At any rate, you live.")
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To: Killing Time
Perhaps these are just rumors that tend to spring up during situations like this? Who's saying it was bombs?

I fervently hope it was not bombs.

But, with it being rush hour, you just never know...

45 posted on 07/07/2005 2:10:27 AM PDT by Allegra (On the Rocks With Salt, Please...)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

SKy News talking about the roof of a bus having been blown off, but cannot confirm it yet.


46 posted on 07/07/2005 2:10:37 AM PDT by Eurotwit (WI)
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To: onyx
bbc.co.uk has live internet video coverage now.... just turned it on.

click on "watch bbc news in video" button.

47 posted on 07/07/2005 2:11:06 AM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: GermanBusiness

Sky News also talking about a bus.


48 posted on 07/07/2005 2:11:15 AM PDT by Eurotwit (WI)
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To: Killing Time
Word of mouth now has it that it is definately bombs - including one on a bus at Russell Square - I heard the explosion. Reports of body parts at Aldgate as well.

Absolute nonsense, it is a POWER SURGE!

49 posted on 07/07/2005 2:11:21 AM PDT by cooper72
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To: Miss Marple

You are up early. Did you fall asleep on the couch? :^)


50 posted on 07/07/2005 2:11:28 AM PDT by Samwise ("You live and learn. At any rate, you live.")
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