London attacks in detail.(London blasts)

A series of around explosions created a cross shape in central London on Thursday, July 7. On going to press least 56 people were killed and 700 were injured in the blasts. Four bombers are also believed to have died. The co-ordinated attack hit three underground trains and a bus, as the morning's rush hour drew to a dose. The capital's public transport system was halted and a high-level emergency procedure swung into action. All hospitals were full by mid-morning. Three bombs went off almost simultaneously at about 0850 on underground trains just outside Liverpool Street and Edgware Road stations, and on another travelling between King's Cross and Russell Square. The final explosion was on a double-decker bus.

1) 0850--Liverpool Street

The explosion happened on a Circle line train between Liverpool Street station and Aldgate. Police said on Friday that the device was placed on the floor of the third carriage.

Passenger Simon Tonkyn told of an "enormous bang and a lot of smoke". …

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