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Explosion rips through bus in central London; underground network closed

LONDON : An explosion ripped through a bus in central London just minutes after a blast rocked the underground, bringing the entire network to a standstill, a police official said.

Police closed off the area around Tavistock Square.

Several people have been injured on Thursday after a few explosions occurred on the London Underground network.

London's entire underground railway network was suspended, officials and rescue workers said.

Metronet, a company which maintains the subway infrastructure, said the explosion was caused by a power surge.

Scotland Yard declared the emergency a "major incident".

The chaos came a day after the British capital was chosen to host the 2012 Olympics.

Police evacuated several mainline railway and underground stations after a blast near Liverpool Street Station, which serves London's financial district, and a separate incident in the west of the capital.

"We believe there was some sort of explosion. There are some walking wounded at Aldgate," a police spokesman said, referring to an underground station near Liverpool Street.

"We are not sure of the scale of the incident. Reports are still coming in."

A spokesman for London underground said a second 'incident' had taken place at Edgware Road station in west London.

Emergency vehicles rushed to the scene to deal with the confusion.

Witnesses on Sky television were quoted as saying people streamed out of some of the stations covered in soot, some in tears, many visibly shocked.

One of the evacuated stations was Stratford, which will be a key transport link for the site of the Olympic Games. - AFP/de/dt

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OMG I heard it on the news as well... I think it's a terroristic attack! Like they want to show: see, we can do this during the Olympic Games as well...

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this has freaked me out, big time...I hope everyone in London's okay. I have to fly home there in a few days and getting into the country's goin' to take forever. Luckily my cousins will pick me up now, I was going to have to get the tube, which probably won't even be working by then.



They havent said how many injured yet....

Remember cuddles in the kitchen to get things off the ground, and it was up up and away
but its right hard to remember that on a day like today when you're all argumentative and got the face on...right then mardy bum...

Said, who's that girl there
I wonder what went wrong so that she had to roam the streets
She don't do major credit cards I doubt she does receipts
Its all not quite legitimate...

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Re: Explosion rips through bus in central London; underground network closed

actually, I was thinking it could have something to do with the G8 summit up in scotland.

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Sorry to hear about this explosions as one that gone through it many times...

I hope there aren't many wounded people.

any way if it's related to bin-laden or any other terror organization , the G8 Leaders needs to decide to fight in terror and big time.

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Its probably because of G8, all police attention is in Scotland. Not London. Easier target.

Remember cuddles in the kitchen to get things off the ground, and it was up up and away
but its right hard to remember that on a day like today when you're all argumentative and got the face on...right then mardy bum...

Said, who's that girl there
I wonder what went wrong so that she had to roam the streets
She don't do major credit cards I doubt she does receipts
Its all not quite legitimate...

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actually, I was thinking it could have something to do with the G8 summit up in scotland.
I agree. I think it's more likely to be related to the G8 summit rather than the 2012 Olympics.
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OMG, what a bad incident!

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So far 3 explosions have been confirmed.
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Just saw on tv Hope everyone in London can be ok.

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This is getting more and more serious. A few hours ago they were talking about a small incident and a few people injured on my local tv station, and now with all those busses and tubes...
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There are now reports of more explosions and confirmation of fatalities.
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This is getting more and more serious. A few hours ago they were talking about a small incident and a few people injured on my local tv station, and now with all those busses and tubes...
maybe they hadn't realised the full extent of the damage then?

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It's a terror attack for sure. and probably al qaeda related to this

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Re: Explosion rips through bus in central London; underground network closed

England up high with the recent news (so perfect time for those motherfuckers to strike). Everyone celebrating and they are hit down!
At first i thought it was because england got the olympics, but now i think its because everyone would have been complacent in regards to security (so a perfect opportunity).
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