Explosions on London's transport system has brought the British capital to a standstill
7 July 2005
London is in chaos after a series of explosions have closed the Underground train system.
A number of people have been injured after the explosions which were initially being blamed on a power surge.
Explosions are reported to have taken place at Aldgate, Edgware Road, King's Cross, Liverpool Street, Old Street and Russell Square stations and a police statement has confirmed there has been a series of explosions at tube stations around the British capital.
Police also say there has been an explosion aboard a bus, and that there have been numerous casualties.
There are unconfirmed reports from union members speaking to the Associated Press that explosive devices have been found on the transport system.
The National Grid, which supplies power to the Underground, said there had been no problems with its system which could have contributed to the incidents.
One eye-witness who was on one of the tube trains, "Steve", told the BBC's Radio Five there was a big
bang, and everything went black. He says people were screaming and it was hard to breathe.
Stunned, blackened passengers are emerging from the Underground stations and shepherded away by police.
The network has been closed down.
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