Friday, 7 July 2017

Date With History: 2005

The announcement that the city
of London would host the 2012
Olympic Games was made on Wednesday July 6th 2005.
The following morning, as the UK
celebrated this news, a series of
co-ordinated terrorist attacks upon
 the capital's transport system
targeted innocent civilians.
The first bomb exploded at 8.50
am, on a Circle Line train, between Liverpool Street and Aldgate stations. The second device detonated on another Circle Line 
train leaving Edgware Road. 
A third bomber struck a train
leaving King's Cross, on the Piccadilly Line. About an hour later, a fourth
explosion ripped through a double-decker bus in Tavistock Square.
Fifty-six people, including the four suicide bombers, were killed in the
attacks, and about 700 more were injured.

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