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July 7, 2005

Wikipedia Entry for London bombings

Via Daniel Drezner, the Christian Science Monitor, and the Guardian blog, I found the Wikipedia Entry for the London bombings. This online collaborative encyclopedia has given me the information I've been trying to understand by watching network and cable news for the last three hours.

All times are in British Summer Time (BST) which is 1 hour ahead of UTC.

  • 08:51: Initial reports of an incident between Liverpool Street and Aldgate East tube stations, either an explosion or a collision between trains. The reports from the two stations were initially thought to relate to two separate incidents.
  • 08:56: Explosion on train between Kings' Cross and Russell Square. Eyewitnesses report explosion appeared to come from outside the train.
  • 09:17: Explosion on train at Edgware Road station.
  • 09:28: Tube operator Metronet says the incident was caused by some sort of power surge.
  • 09:33: Reports of an incident at Edgware Road tube station. Reports that passengers on a train hit by an explosion attempted to break windows with umbrellas in order to escape.
  • 09:46: British Transport Police announce there had been more explosions at Kings' Cross, Old Street, Moorgate, and Russell Square.
  • 09:47: Explosion on bus at Upper Woburn Place/Tavistock Square. Fatalities, but number not yet known.
  • 09:49: Whole London Underground system shut down.
  • 10:00: National Grid announce there had been no problem with power surges.
  • 10:40: First report of fatalities, government source speaks of 20 dead.
  • 11:08: Bus services suspended across central London.
  • 11:10: Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair confirms fears that it is a co-ordinated terror attack, but appeals for calm, asking people not to travel to London or make unnecessary calls to the emergency services.
  • 12:00: Prime Minister Tony Blair speaks out on the incident, calling the attacks a coordinated series of "barbaric" terrorist attacks.

(From ITV News and Metropolitan Police press conference)

Posted by cj at July 7, 2005 10:32 AM

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