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By sizemore Last edited 157 months ago
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Nothing major seems to have broken in the last few hours, but let's take a moment to go over what we do know.

The body count is fifty, but is expected to rise according to Sir Ian Blair, the Met's Police commissioner, who also made mention of the work going on at the four crime scenes (not six as previously reported). We like the fact that they are now 'crime scenes' because the everydayness of that term takes a lot of the power away from the terrorists. Of course it was an atrocity, but the bottom line is that those responsible are criminals and we shouldn't afford then any higher status than that.

So far it's believed that there was less than 10lb of high explosive in each device used. More than enough it seems, but again we are relived that the damage and loss of life was not greater.

The Liverpool St bomb was in the third carriage, 100 yards into the tunnel. At King’s Cross and Russell Square the devices are said to have been in the first carriage, in the standing area next to the first set of double doors. At Edgware Road the device was in the second carriage, in the standing area by the first set of double doors.

The tube devices are thought to have been left on the floor of the trains, but it's still unclear whether the device on the bus was abandoned or set off by a suicide bomber. One man believes he may have seen the bomber:

He was standing next to me with a bag at his feet and he kept dipping into this bag and fiddling about with something. I was getting quite annoyed with this because it was a crowded bus. Everybody is standing face-to-face and this guy kept dipping into this bag.

We have heard a report that there was a bomb scare at Victoria Coach Station just a little while ago, but like many of the late afternoon incidents from yesterday we're expecting that to be nothing more than another lost bag.

We'll get back to you as soon as anything changes.

UPDATE:

16.38 The BBC are reporting that thirteen people were killed on the bus that exploded at Tavistock Place

Last Updated 08 July 2005