The bodycount has risen slightly

By sizemore Last edited 160 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