Skip to comments.BLAST AT CITY TUBE STATION - FOUR BOMB EXPLOSIONS AROUND LONDON
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.
What part of London, please? My son is in London.
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....
What time is it in London?
Financial district...power surge the cause...
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.
Either almost 09.53 am or 08.53 am.
They are 6 hours ahead of CDT IIRC so I think it is 9:55.
Liverpool Street station...
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.
CNN: People on the street saying five distinct explosions.
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.
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.
CNN: Whole subway network in London closed down.
Your odds are better in London...eat well....
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:
Citywide power outage?
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.
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.
Y. Fox reporting city-wide power outage in London.
Wow...wasn't there another one awhile back, turned out to be some sort of gas explosion?
Ol' reliable HOLLOWAY NEWS CHANNEL plods on.
CNN has the only coverage
That's right during their rush hour....
Choppers in the air?
Thanks. Will switch to CNN....gong from Fox woke me.
Yes, during rush hour on 7/7
CNN just yanked the feed from international about 2 minutes ago
Umbrellas... was it storming out? A lightning strike?
"He added people were milling around Kings Cross covered in soot."
Soot in an electric tunnel? Are there the train cars on fire?
CNN international just broke away and went back to domestic U.S. channel. CNN (US) says "details are sketchy". Investigating reports of other explosions.
|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.
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.
A bus on the street or a terminal?
Reports of body parts at Aldgate as well.
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.
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.
I heard that on the radio. 650 kste 2pm PST news
DON'T START STUPID RUMOURS!
Prayers for your son and everyone else.
I fervently hope it was not bombs.
But, with it being rush hour, you just never know...
SKy News talking about the roof of a bus having been blown off, but cannot confirm it yet.
click on "watch bbc news in video" button.
Sky News also talking about a bus.
Absolute nonsense, it is a POWER SURGE!
You are up early. Did you fall asleep on the couch? :^)
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