Thursday, July 07, 2005

Deathtoll in London at 38

(the remains of the bombed bus in London)

BBC reports that the death toll has reached at least 38:
A series of bomb attacks on London's transport network has killed more than 30 people and injured about 700 others.

Three explosions on the Underground left 35 dead, two died in a blast on a bus and another died later in hospital.
Prime Minister Tony Blair and his Government give no sign that they'll blink:
Prime Minister Tony Blair promised the "most intense police and security service action to make sure we bring those responsible to justice".

Mr Blair, who had returned to London from the G8 summit in Gleneagles, condemned the terrorists and paid tribute to the stoicism and resilience of the people of London.

"They are trying to use the slaughter of innocent people to cow us, to frighten us out of doing the things that we want to do," he said in a televised statement from Downing Street.

Map of where the blasts happened

They "should not and they must not succeed," he said.

"We know that these people act in the name of Islam but we also know that the vast and overwhelming majority of Muslims here and abroad are decent and law-abiding people who abhor those who do this every bit as much as we do," he added.

(survivors make their way out of "The Tube" in London)