The bodycount has risen slightly

By sizemore Last edited 154 months ago
The bodycount has risen slightly

At the time of writing we're looking at over 50 dead and around 700 injured. There are still bodies to be recovered from the King's Cross incident. The tunnels are unsafe, but a fingertip search is being conducted through the remaining carriages.

As bad as this is it could have been a lot worse.

That's no real comfort for those who were directly involved in yesterday's blasts and all here at Londonist want to express our sadness at yesterday's events and wish a speedy recovery to all those who were hospitalised.

The news coverage today mainly consists of taking stock. The BBC of course are providing up to the minute details as are all your usual news resources. We're listening to all the press conferences that are being held and as major news breaks we'll bring it to you.

The only group to claim responsibility so far calls itself The Secret Organisation of al-Qaida's Jihad in Europe. The authorities are for the moment taking that claim seriously. This is body of their text:

Rejoice, for it is time to take revenge from the British Zionist Crusader government in retaliation for the massacres Britain is committing in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The heroic mujahideen have carried out a blessed raid in London. Britain is now burning with fear, terror and panic in its northern, southern, eastern and western quarters.

We've already checked in with all four points of the compass and like most people commenting on London and the UK from affair this bunch have got their facts (and grammar) all wrong.

We're still standing - we're angry and sad, but we are far from terrified.

Last Updated 08 July 2005

brian snodol

you guys are doing a great job over there. stay strong. don't waiver. f these camel jockey terrorists. our condolences are with you guys.

cheers from new york.

Christine Frauendorfer

I am an american citizen but I have a sister that now lives in Hertsfordshire England I can not reach her on the phone and was wondering if there is a list of casualties. I know the she works in London and am worried about her can you help me please. Thank you


Christine - the BBC has a list of the known missing here:

There is no list of those injured or missing apart from that that I have seen and no official list from the authorities.

If you email me ( the details for both you and your sister I can make some enquiries for you from here.

Not being a relative I may not get very far so the best thing to do is to keep calling her number and the official helpline (0870 156 6344) and keep an eye on the BBC news website.

I hope she gets in touch soon.