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July 7, 2005
Police confirmed there were FOUR blasts.
Three of the blasts were on tube trains and a fourth was on a bus.
Explosives were said to have been found at two blast sites.
8.56am - Between King's Cross and Russell Square stations
The attack with the highest confirmed death toll today was the one on a tube train travelling between King's Cross and Russell Square on the Piccadilly line, in which police said 21 people had died.
9.17am - Edgware Road station
Police confirmed five people died after an explosion ripped through an underground train as it was around 100 metres from arriving at Edgware Road station.
The blast blew through a wall onto another train on an adjoining platform and in total three trains were affected.
The train was heading towards Paddington when the explosion occurred. Survivors spoke of being deafened by the blast.
8.51am - Between Aldgate East and Liverpool Street stations
Police said seven people died in a blast on a tube train as it travelled between the Liverpool Street and Aldgate East stations, which are both in the capital's financial district.
Loyita Worley, 49, was on the train when the explosion went off in a nearby carriage and said the carriage that was hit was torn from "floor to ceiling".
This attack was the first to be reported, with police being alerted to an explosion at Liverpool Street at 8.49am.
Initially it was thought that there had been separate incidents at the two stations as well as nearby Moorgate, before it became clear it happened in the tunnel between stations.
The first reports said the explosion was caused by a power problem.
9.47am - Tavistock Place, near Russell Square
A red double-decker bus exploded near Russell Square, leaving the whole of the vehicle's top floor a mangled mess, open to the sky.
Early unconfirmed reports said there were at least two dead. Reports said some of the injured had lost limbs.
The explosion went off as the bus was in Upper Woburn Square on the junction with Tavistock Place.
The Metropolitan police commissioner, Sir Ian Blair, said a bomb had exploded on the back of the top deck. He would not comment on whether the blast was caused by a suicide bomber.
Debris littered the street and the facade of a nearby building was blackened and scarred by shrapnel.
Friday, July 08, 2005