Newsflash : Bombs in London

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  1. darkboong

    darkboong New Member

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    ... But I am still alive ... Phones and stuff aren't working too well. See news.bbc.co.uk for some details.
     
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  2. Don Shipp

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    Those bombs went off all around the area near where I work, but before I got in. Now things are very quiet and creepy. Since public transport has stopped, enormous numbers of people are walking out of London.
    There have just been some more bangs, I'm going to check the news.
     
  3. limerickman

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    Just watching Channel 4 News and they're saying that the casualty numbers will increase : Kings Cross and Edgeware Rd tube stations are reporting a lot of injuries, which the rescue services are only getting to (12.30pm).
    This was a very serious attack on London - unfortunately.
    A double decker bus at Russell Square was blown up : the strength of the bomb blew the bus off the road.


    If there is a plus in any of this, it's that Londoners are remaining calm and composed and are not getting flustered and helping each other and are trying to make the best of it.
     
  4. limerickman

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    More news : all public transport in Central London has been terminated.

    No tubes or buses can getting in to or out of Central London.
    Emergency services say that as well as dealing with the dead and injured, there will be no way for people in Central London being able to leave Central London until all transport and transport routes have been verified as being safe.
     
  5. Don Shipp

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    And now it's started raining, to add to their woes.
     
  6. limerickman

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    Ah, no.
    What a day.

    My heart goes out to all those people caught up in that attack.
    It's a terrible day for London and all the people there.

    According to CNN : all hospitals in the London area swung in to operation immediately as part of Operation Cobra.
    The emergency services and police are working well.
    Hopefully this will minimise casualties.

    I am just watching the images as we speak and unfortunetly if eye witness reports about the Underground and what happened there, are true, I think that casualty list might well increase, unfortunately.
    It's a terrible day.
     
  7. darkboong

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    There is in fact a way out. Use your --ing feet, it's what they are there for. People are walking to/from work. Plenty of folks biking too. Me, I'm staying home with a cup of tea and a laptop. :)
     
  8. rule62

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    Indeed...people are starting to show up here at work and all are talking about the bombings and prayers for the victims. Our hearts go out to you and yours today.

    London is an amazing city, and the British a strong and resilient people. If anybody can get through this, you guys can.
     
  9. Don Shipp

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    A lot of people are walking out. I suspect some have a very long way to go.
     
  10. Don Shipp

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    Thanks for that.
     
  11. limerickman

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    I agree in principle : but I did a stint in London many years ago.
    Not to be flippant.
    I worked in Central London (Liverpool St), while living in Sevenoaks : I wouldn't fancy that walk !
     
  12. Don Shipp

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    Maybe London's bike shops are doing a good trade today.
     
  13. limerickman

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    Perhaps they will.

    Just want to pass on our thoughts on this side of the Irish Sea to our British neighbours.
    Of course, London has been in this situation before and has come through.
    London and britain will do so, no doubt again.

    We have blanket coverage of the story here on our TV/Radio too.
    President Mary McAleese (the Irish President) has already issued a statement on behalf of the Irish people to Queen Elizabeth.
     
  14. Don Shipp

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    So much support from everybody.
     
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    Word to the wise :

    Anyone trying to use this attack on London to justify attacks on another country are strongly advised to make very sure they are beyond my reach.
     
  16. Carrera

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    I heard the news when I woke up. Last time anything like that happened I was sitting in a cafe at the tennis court in Latvia when they showed images of the Moscow bombings. But this was basically large blocks of flats in the Moscow area that had been bombed by Chechnyan militants.
    Well, thankfully Londoners such as darkboong and Don are O.K. but I guess we won't know how many people were actually killed for some time.
     
  17. Don Shipp

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    I totally agree with you. 100%. But can't we drop just one, small nuke on Mecca?
    No of course not. Forget I said it.
     
  18. darkboong

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    *SNAP*. :)
     
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    Our thoughts and prayers go out to our London friends with hopes that there will be no further casualties.
     
  20. Induray

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    What's the word on the street on who did this??


    My heart out to you guys.
     
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