Thursday, July 07, 2005

London hit with explosions

There has been a series of explosions in London targeting the subway and bus systems:

::::::::Multiple explosions shook London on Thursday morning, as a series of seven or eight blasts were reported on the city's subways and buses. Reports of casualties topped 90 but it was unclear how many of those were injured and how many were dead.

"There have been a number of dreadful incidents across London today," said Home Secretary Charles Clarke , Britain's top law enforcement officer. He said there were "terrible injuries."

The near simultaneous explosions came a day after London was awarded the 2012 Olympics and as the G-8 summit was getting underway in Scotland. Initial reports blamed a power surge but speculation that it was a coordinated terrorist attack is strong.

An explosion destroyed a double-decker bus near Russell Square not long after several blasts were reported on London subways, police said. A witness said the entire top deck of the bus was destroyed.

Power surges in subways don't destroy buses on the street. I am awaiting word on the investigation but I'm pretty sure this is another Madrid.