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    Default Breaking News Incident In London

    Multiple Explosions reported on London's Underground Railway System... no further News at this time...

    100's of Emergency Personnel on scene at Several Locations in Central London.

    I have to go now...God Bless.
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    Good luck and God bless
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    good luck and keep your head down brother.
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    following story on news right now......

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    Multiple Explosions Rock London

    The Tube blasts at the height of the rush hour on Thursday were initially blamed on a power surge.

    But amid the chaos eyewitnesses reported that a packed double decker bus in the Russell Square area had been severely damaged in a blast.

    Union officials blamed the Tube blasts on a series of bombs, and Scotland Yard confirmed the bus explosion and said it was dealing with "multiple explosions" in London.

    A second bus was reported to have been damaged in Tavistock Square.

    Describing the Russell Square blast, eyewitness Belinda Seabrook told the UK Press Association she saw an explosion rip through the bus as it approached the Square.

    "I was on the bus in front and heard an incredible bang, I turned round and half the double decker bus was in the air," she said.

    She said the bus was travelling from Euston to Russell Square and had been "packed" with people turned away from Tube stops.

    Travellers emerged from underground tunnels covered in blood and soot. Scotland Yard declared the emergency a "major incident."

    Emergency services were called to London's Liverpool Street Station after reports of an explosion shortly before 9 a.m.

    A short while later, London Underground said there had been "another incident at Edgware Road" station in north west London.

    A London Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: "We have just sent some resources out to the scene. We have sent a number of vehicles to Liverpool Street station."

    Police told the UK Press Association there were "walking wounded" and said paramedics had responded to one report of a person classed as "life at risk."

    "There are walking wounded, but that is as much as we know at the moment," said the spokesman.

    He confirmed that the incident took place on the Metropolitan Line between Aldgate and Liverpool Street and said the line has been evacuated. King's Cross, Liverpool Street and Aldgate stations have also been cleared.

    The incident caused major disruption to the entire network with stations across the capital being closed.

    Passengers were told that all services were being suspended because of a power fault across the network.

    A City of London Police spokesman said: "We have closed Liverpool Street station as well as Aldgate.

    "We believe there was some sort of explosion. There are some walking wounded at Aldgate. "We are not sure of the scale of the incident. Reports are still coming in."
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    My prayers go out to our brothers in London.

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    SEVERAL Explosion paralize London Tube

    - Report of explosion on Metropolitan Line between Liverpool Street and Aldgate.
    - Further explosions reported at Aldgate East, Edgware Road, King's Cross, Russell Square and Moorgate
    - Two Underground trains collide near King's Cross


    Several people have been injured after explosions on the Underground network and a double-decker bus in London.

    A police spokesman said there were "quite a large number of casualties" at Aldgate Tube Station.

    And Scotland Yard confirmed one of several reports of explosions on buses in the city - in Tavistock Place - but said the cause was not yet known.

    UK Home Secretary Charles Clarke said several explosions in central London had caused "terrible injuries".

    "The health services are in support to deal with the terrible injuries that there have been," Clarke told reporters outside Downing Street.

    Number 10 said it was "still unsure" whether the explosions were a terrorist attack and although casualties were reported, no further details were yet available.

    Ministers are meeting to clarify the situation and the government will make a statement later, Leader of the House Geoff Hoon told the Commons.

    One caller to BBC Five said his friend had seen "the bus ripped open like a can of sardines and bodies everywhere".

    And PA quoted union officials as saying sources had told them there had been at least one explosive device on the Underground.

    Bus 'ripped apart' in explosion

    British Transport Police said incidents took place at Aldgate, Edgware Road, King's Cross, Old Street and Russell Square stations.

    Scotland Yard confirmed they were assisting with a "major incident" and said there were casualties.

    Hospitals have said they are no longer accepting non-emergency cases, BBC Five Live reported.

    The National Grid, which supplies power to the Underground, said there had been no problems with its system which could have contributed to the incidents.

    'Screaming and crying'

    Jacqui Head, from BBC News, who had just left King's Cross station on a Piccadilly Line train as an explosion happened, said: "Everything was normal. Suddenly there was a massive bang, the train jolted.

    "There was immediately smoke everywhere and it was hot and everybody panicked. People started screaming and crying."

    The train was kept in the tunnel for 20 minutes and no announcement was made to explain the delay to passengers, she added.

    Liberal Democrat MP Simon Hughes, near Kings Cross, told Five Live: "My only thought in the midst of all this confusion is that after the celebration of yesterday (for the Olympic 2012 London success) for people to be evil enough - if it is the intentional causing of death and injury - and think that they can justify this in any circumstances is completely unacceptable."

    London Fire Brigade said four crews were at Liverpool Street and more were on their way.

    Another passenger, who had left the Tube at Fenchurch Street Station, and walked to Aldgate East, told BBC Five Live that he saw injured people.

    "As I walked through the bus station I could see people lying on the ground, black, as if they'd been covered in smoke. There were about three or four people on the floor being treated."

    Eyewitness Paul Woloszyn from BBC News, who was at Blackhorse Road station on the Victoria Line, said: "We were told there was a bomb at Liverpool Street station.

    "I was on the Tube, and they stopped the train and told everyone to get off and evacuate the station."

    He said staff had said the entire Tube network had been affected, and leaflets had been handed out with details of alternative bus routes.

    Another eyewitness, Dorothy Molloy, had been on a Tube train at King's Cross and said "staff just chucked everyone out of the station".

    She said staff there had not given any details, but she said two passengers she had spoken to had said they had received messages saying there had been bombs.

    "People didn't really know what was going on, they were just huffing and puffing and saying how annoying it was," she said.

    "People don't seem to be panicked, but there's so many police and ambulances coming into the areas. People are just concerned, and some are just annoyed at the delay."
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    Our thoughts are with Steve, Marts and the people of London during what is obviously a terrible time - take care guys.

    There are now at least 2 confirmed deaths and 90 injured with at least 3 bombs on the underground train network and 3 on buses.
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    Originally posted by stillPSFB
    Our thoughts are with Steve, Marts and the people of London during what is obviously a terrible time - take care guys.

    Ditto.
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    My thoughts and prayers go out to all rescuers and families and those that are injured or deceased. Good luck and God Bless all of you.

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    Anybody else have that sick feeling in the pit of their stomach?

    This exemplifies how difficult it is to harden public transportation targets.

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    Steve, you're the first one I thought of when I heard about the attacks this morning. God bless you, emergency crews, the victims and their families. Keep us posted on how you're doing. You're in our prayers. Stay safe.

    And yes, George....sick feeling, disgust, is exactly what I'm feeling.

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    Steve and Marts,

    I am so sorry for all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Stay safe.

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    To the chaps in England, stay safe. I'll be praying for your safety.

    As for the rest of us, let it serve to remind us that it is only a matter of time before these bastards hit in our own country. There is nothing that can be done.
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    Just saw some tv footage of LFB firefighters donning long duration SCBA at the King's Cross incident, where one of the bombs exploded on a train. From memory King's Cross tube station goes down 5 or 6 (or maybe even more) levels - it's one of the biggest in London. It was also the scene of a major fire back in 1987 which killed over 50 including Station Officer Colin Townley from LFB. About this time last year I was staying in a hotel directly over the road from King's Cross station and using the tube station everyday.

    I've also just seen pictures of a lot of firefighters standing by with level A hazmat suits half-donned.
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    Let us all hope that this isn't the start of a series of co-ordinated attacks around the world in the next 24 hours.
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    Good Luck and God Bless

    Our prayers are with you

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    To our Brothers and Sisters in London...

    You have the support of all of us on this side of the pond.

    To the cowards who did this...

    You will be hunted down. You will pay.
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    One of our news stations had a witness call in that only just escaped the blast. The same guy also walked out of the Sari nightclub in Bali just before the attack there. That guy is one of the luckiest people alive.

    God bless
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    Watching it unfold... take care guys... keep your head about you!

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