By Euro Weekly News Media • 07 July 2015 • 11:23
TEN years to the hour since suicide bombers began a series of attacks that ripped apart tube trains and a bus killing 52 people and leaving hundreds more with terrible injuries, flowers have been laid at the Hyde Park memorial to the victims of the 7/7 bombings in London.Several events in London have marked the anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on British soil, commencing with the laying of wreaths in Hyde Park, at Edgware Road tube station and Tavistock Square, where an explosion on a bus was the last of the four attacks in 2007.On July 7 2007, public transport packed with commuters was the target of four bombs, carried in rucksacks by suicide bombers with links to Al Qaeda. At 8.50am, three underground trains were blown up. On the Piccadilly line at Russell Square station, 26 people died. At Edgware Road, on a Circle line train, six people lost their lives. Seven were killed at Aldgate station.On the number 30 bus travelling through Tavistock Square an hour later, 14 people died in the explosion, and 110 were injured.On the tenth anniversary, London commuters have united under the WalkTogether banner to remember the victims, getting off their buses and trains one stop early. Pictures have been posted on Twitter under the hashtag #walktogether.The names of the victims were read aloud at a commemoration at St Paul’s Cathedral and a minute’s silence was observed across the UK at 11.30am (BST). Later on Tuesday, families of those who died and survivors were to be joined by the Duke of Cambridge for a memorial event at the Hyde Park monument.
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