News Brief – July 21, 2005
Two weeks after the dramatic events of 7/7, and Reuters reports that emergency services rushed to at least three London underground stations after reports of explosions.
The fire brigade said smoke was seen coming from one train and there were also reports of a minor explosion on a bus in Hackney, east London, which blew the bus’s windows out.
However London Transport authorities said no one was reported injured police said they were not treating the emergencies as "a major incident yet".
Sky TV, quoting a police source, said the explosions were detonators rather than bombs themselves.
One witness told Sky TV a passenger on a train near Warren Street underground station had told him there had been a small explosion in a passenger's rucksack.
"The rucksack was blown open by the force of a minor explosion," he said.
Four of London's stations were reported closed down and streets were cordoned off nearby.
But a source at the underground transport company said one nail bomb exploded at Warren Street underground station. There were also unconfirmed reports of a shooting.
56 people, including the four bombers, were killed after attacks on London’s transport system on July 7.
A spokesman at Scotland Yard told Reuters: "We can confirm emergency services are responding to reports of incidents at three locations on the underground -- Oval, Warren Street and Shepherd's Bush."
Last updated 22/07/2005