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Reports on the news and from phone calls are wildly speculative. Possibly 5 explosions: Kings Cross station, Edgeware Road station, Old Street station (10 minutes from the office) and the two mentioned. No one knows for sure exactly what is happening and barring the first two explosions the others are unconfirmed. At least one death has been confirmed at this moment in time.
Apparently news sources are using the word 'bombs' for the first time in their reports. Again, all speculative at this point.
No idea what's actuallly happening but every one is getting very anxious and desparate to find out if there have been multiple explosions across town or two unfortunate incidents. Not knowing the extent of what's happening is causing great confusion as over the last couple of hours speculation and rumour are spreading like wildfire.
I think 3 bus explosions reported. Initially Tube explosions were thought to be due to power surge - I think that has been revised to explosive devices - PM statement at 12.00
Mobile phone network is back up. Emergency tel number to be issued in next 30 minutes.
Confusion caused at the scene of one incident (Russell Sq) by people stopping to take pics on their mobile phones!
COBRA the UK gov emergency committee has convened in its secure underground bunker. PM to speak at midday.
Unconfirmed report of tube train exploding between Kings Cross and Russell Sq.
Also confirmed are rescue operations in one of the underground tunnels at Kings Cross - though no idea for what as yet. Seven incidents being counted now apparently.
It is thought by 'unconfirmed authorities' that the Russell Sq explosion was the result of a suicide bomber.
Tragic, tragic tragic. So much pain, misery and destruction. Thoughts go out to all those affected; affected so pointlessly.
There are now thought to have been seven events which may have been explosions: one on a bus at Tavistock Square and six tube-related incidents at Aldgate East, Moorgate, Liverpool Street, Kings Cross, Russel Square and Edgware Road.
The entire series of events is thought to have happened in quick succession from around 08:50 BST onwards.
As I feared, her route on the Northern Line from East Finchley into the centre, put her in Kings Cross right at the time of the explosions. She has told me that she was evacuated out of the tube and walked the rest of the way to work, only to pass Russell Square tube just before the explosion went off there.
He did confirm there have been four explosions: on the tube at Kings Cross/Russell Square, at Liverpool St/ Moorgate and at Edgeware Road, plus a bomb on a bus at Woburn Place (Tavistock Square). It seemed to be more at first, according to him, because people were evacuated via different tube stations and there was some initial double-counting (eg ronin's friend got the impression that the Kings Cross and Russell Square bombs were two separate incidents).