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A horrible day!
Thankfully we have a world class emergency service and those brave people who rush to help victims cannot and will not turn away from such incidents. They are our heros.
What these terrorists hope to gain by murdering innocent people no one knows.
Tony Blair has just announced that despite the fact the he will leave Scotland immediately and return to London, the G8 summit will go ahead.
Whilst some would ask how on earth can all these world leaders carry on whilst this suffering goes on, isn't that what the summit is all about?
My thoughts are with every good person involved, especially those friends and relatives of victims.
Yesterday we celebrated our win for 2012, today we mourn.
Its chilling to think that the victims had plans and hopes for the future just like you or I, weddings, childrens birthdays and future holidays and more immediatly what they were going to do tonight.
These humble plans and hopes, which they took for granted when they awoke this morning, will never now be realised due to the petty small minded selfimportance of a vile twisted few.
I dont consider my to be relgious but its times like these that I truly hope for heaven and hell to exist.
God bless, sleep tight youll meet again.
I am still trying to get hold of some non-SEO people to see if they are OK.
The tube will not re-open at all today:
"Home Secretary Charles Clarke said the Underground would remain closed for some time and would not re-open on Thursday."
joined:Aug 29, 2003
Have all WebmasterWorld folks from London checked in yet?
..."shocked but calm, going about their business as usual"...
That's a good enough description - for those of us fortunate enough to not be directly affected or harmed. The UK, and London in particular, has a long history of coping with tragic events of this nature. Shortly after lunch BBC Radio 4 - probably the authoritative news source in the country - returned to it's normal programme scheduling with The Archers. Nothing gets in the way of The Archers. As a colleague described it - it is a cup of tea for the nation.
In work now, and in the Old Street area just 10 minutes from Moorgate and the heart of the City - and probably across all of London I expect - everything is so very, very quiet.
[edited by: Syzygy at 2:19 pm (utc) on July 7, 2005]
joined:June 2, 2003
It's a small world.
I was driving to my workplace when this happened and heard everything on radio. I dropped my friend at a train station meanwhile (I wouldn't have done that if I had any idea of what is happening). Initially authorities attributed it to power surge and after some time they shut down the whole tube transport in London (at 9:30), which sounded like an "overreaction". Only at 10:30, after the blast in the double decker bus on the street, they admitted about the serial explosions. I immediately called my girlfriend, who had to take bus to her work today (as I had to drop my friend). Fortunately both my friend and the GF were safe. Now on hindsight, I think that the authorities did the right thing as they were trying to avoid a state of panic in that morning rush hour.
Anyways, I am totally distraught by this incident. The eyewitness accounts on BBC were nerve rattling even for a medical person like me.
I sincerely hope everyone om WebmasterWorld from London is fine. London is still the same and everyone is going on with their day to day life as usual.
Sure is. My wife happened to be in London this morning, on her way to Edinburgh. Luckily she had arrived at the airport by about 9:15ish.
A friend of hers who is afraid of flying, could not get on the train and had to report back to work at the BBC.
Why the delay in shutting down the transit system?
The tube was shut down almost immediately. It more or less shut itself down.
I don't know what you've heard, but the first explosion looked, to the controllers, as though two trains in the central part of the system had collided and sent a power surge across the network. This, in itself, enough to put most of the system out of commission.
Because the explosions happened underground, the only initial source of information was through sensing equipment. I think it was only when the bus was blown up in Woburn Place that it was realised what precisely was happening.