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Old July 21st, 2005, 04:04 PM   #1
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London Tube stations evacuated

London Tube stations evacuated


The scene outside Warren Street station



An incident was reported on this bus in Hackney, in east London.


Thursday, July 21, 2005; Posted: 8:51 a.m. EDT (12:51 GMT)

LONDON, England (CNN) -- Three London Underground stations have been evacuated following reports of incidents of trains.

Emergency service also reported an incident on a bus in Hackney, in east London, Scotland Yard told CNN Thursday. No casualties have yet been reported in any of the incidents.

One Underground passenger told Sky TV a traveler's rucksack had exploded on a train. The report has not been confirmed.

The reports came two weeks to the day since bombs on three Underground trains in London and a double-decker bus killed 56 people including four bombers.

A Scotland Yard spokesperson told CNN that Warren Street, Shepherds Bush and Oval stations had all been evacuated.

London Underground confirmed that services on three lines -- Victoria, Northern and Hammermith and City -- were suspended following the incidents, according to PA.

Passengers at Warren Street reported seeing smoke but police could not confirm this.

Ivan McCracken told Sky News: "I was in a middle carriage and the train was not far short of Warren Street station when suddenly the door between my carriage and the next one burst open and dozens of people started rushing through. Some were falling, there was mass panic.

"It was difficult to get the story from any of them what had happened but when I got to ground level there was an Italian young man comforting an Italian girl who told me he had seen what had happened.

"He said a man was carrying a rucksack and the rucksack suddenly exploded. It was a minor explosion but enough to blow open the rucksack.

"The man then made an exclamation as if something had gone wrong. At that point everyone rushed from the carriage."

Source: CNN Thursday, July 21, 2005; Posted: 8:51 a.m. EDT (12:51 GMT)
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Old July 21st, 2005, 04:05 PM   #2
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Tube cleared after minor blasts

Tube cleared after minor blasts



Dummy explosions using detonators only have sparked the evacuation of three Tube stations and the closure of three lines, a BBC correspondent has said.
Police cordoned off large areas around Warren Street, Oval and Shepherd's Bush Tube stations.

Emergency services also attended an incident on a route 26 bus in Hackney Road in Bethnal Green.

Police in London say they are not treating the incidents on the underground as "a major incident yet".

The whole of the Northern Line has been suspended, along with the Victoria Line and the Hammersmith and City.

An eyewitness at Oval station said there had been a small bang, and a man had then run off when the Tube reached the station.


Police have set up cordons round the stations

Sosiane Mohellavi, 35, was travelling from Oxford Circus to Walthamstow when she was evacuated from a train at Warren Street.

"I was in the carriage and we smelt smoke - it was like something was burning. "Everyone was panicked and people were screaming. We had to pull the alarm. I am still shaking."

But a BBC reporter outside Warren Street station said there was no sign of smoke outside.

Source: www.bbc.com Thursday, 21 July, 2005, 12:49 GMT 13:49 UK
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Old July 21st, 2005, 04:14 PM   #3
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Without wanting to sound like a insensitive arsehole stop putting these newsflashes into this board!!!

But it into the main Skybar (as they do on the UK Board) This has nothing to do with the context of this thread.. People will more likely follow it in the Skybars.
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Old July 21st, 2005, 04:15 PM   #4
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Looks like some twats decided to cause a bit of havoc in a copycat attack with some dodgy homemade things.

Looks like theres someone tried to make some nail bombs possibly.
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Old July 21st, 2005, 04:17 PM   #5
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Already did, sorry. Read "News and Developments" and thought this might be the right place. Following is the link to Skybar http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...=1#post4813417
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Old July 22nd, 2005, 01:35 PM   #6
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Bloody terrible.Only a couple of weeks since that tradgedy and now this.Thank-goodness they were just a bunch of idiots that didn't have a clue.
The real worrying thing is that some idiots were still capable of evading the i imagine strict security measures in place in London.Right at the height of tension.
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