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Thread poster: Deborah Shannon

Deborah Shannon  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:52
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Jul 7, 2005

The news has been getting worse all morning, and police are now aware of 6 bomb explosions on public transport during the morning rush hour.

Hundreds of people have been caught up in this. Mobile phone services are giving priority to emergency calls, so communications are disrupted just as everyone is trying to contact relatives etc.

My husband called home a little while ago, thankfully. It's going to be a traumatic day.

Sorry for infringing the rules - this was not an attempt to start a discussion, but a heads-up about likely communication problems today.

[Edited at 2005-07-07 13:19]

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Burrell  Identity Verified
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Local time: 13:52
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Very serious incident in London this morning Jul 7, 2005

I live in South West of England but even so it is going to influence everybody. I suppose everebody hoped it is not going to happen here, in England but it did after all. Lets just hope there are no fatalities (or as few as possible).


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Anabel Martínez  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:52
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awful news again Jul 7, 2005

I've been following all this situation the whole morning... As a citizen of Barcelona, Spain, this all sounds terribly familiar, and I can only hope the real number of victims is not as great as the chaos seems to be.

What else can I say? I can't think of anything that makes any sense of this...

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avsie  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:52
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Terrible! Jul 7, 2005

There are no words to describe this horrible situation!

My thoughts go to the families of the innocent victims...

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Alfredo Tutino  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:52
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just my friendship, affection and solidarity Jul 7, 2005 all of us who live in UK, and a particular hug to all Londoners.

Hoping none of us has been directly hit.

Words are cheap, but it's all we have - we'll make it!

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Rossana Triaca  Identity Verified
Local time: 09:52
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Let's make this forum... Jul 7, 2005

a place where all Londoner collegues can tell us they are all right... my thoughts immediately went to them when I heard the news! Just a quick line will do...

[Edited at 2005-07-07 12:08]

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Adam Bartley  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:52
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Concern for colleagues Jul 7, 2005

Good to hear that Natalie's family are ok. Do we have a list of London-based colleagues? Might be good to see that they all 'check-in' as opportunity permits.

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Betty Revelioti
Local time: 15:52
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Waiting for all Londoners...... Jul 7, 2005

Rossana Triaca wrote:

a place where all Londoner collegues can tell us they are all right... my thoughts immediately went to them when I heard the news! Just a quick line will do...

[Edited at 2005-07-07 12:08]

Just one tiny OK...

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two2tango  Identity Verified
Local time: 09:52
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Temporarily locking this thread Jul 7, 2005

Due to time Zones, the moderator of this forum is not yet available. I believe this topic to be outside the scope of the site but I will leave it for Claudia to decide.

Meanwhile I will temporarily block this thread until Claudia can make her own decision.

Thanks for your understanding.

Enrique Cavalitto

[Edited at 2005-07-07 12:33]

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Claudia Iglesias  Identity Verified
Local time: 09:52
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Dear colleagues Jul 7, 2005

We all hope our Londoner colleagues and their families are fine.

I must remind here that this kind of discussion is out of scope for We have already seen this kind of situation and discussion when something similar happened in Madrid and it was decided that only discussions about natural disasters would be allowed.
Please refer to
and encourages to contact privately and directly those members you know.

I'm going to lock this topic.


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