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Explosion on London Subway (September 15, 2017)

 
 
oralloy
 
Reply Fri 15 Sep, 2017 02:36 am

This just happened so this information could turn out to be wrong, but early reports are no deaths but a number of injuries (some burns, some from trampling). My impression from the early reports is that it is probably a pretty amateurish bomb.

This Telegraph news link has live updates:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/15/explosion-tube-train-parsons-green-reports-injuries-district1/


EDIT: Here is a picture of the bomb after it exploded:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/dam/news/2017/09/15/TELEMMGLPICT000140522071_trans_NvBQzQNjv4Bqw6UWCo-0x5_BRsTZlm-GxC4cvSL2tv5ebC2ZSsPRM54.jpeg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 15 Sep, 2017 03:20 am
@oralloy,
oralloy wrote:

EDIT: Here is a picture of the bomb after it exploded:
Which is totally speculatively at the moment (it's actually from someone's twitter account who claimed, it was taken by a colleague, who was on the train)
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 15 Sep, 2017 03:20 am
@oralloy,
oralloy wrote:

EDIT: Here is a picture of the bomb after it exploded:
Which is totally speculatively at the moment (it's actually from someone's twitter account who claimed, it was taken by a colleague, who was on the train)

Although, the explosion is reportedly being treated as terrorism by police by now.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 15 Sep, 2017 05:59 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Donald Trump has called the perpetrator of the bombing on the London Underground a "loser terrorist" who was "in the sights of Scotland Yard".

It is still unknown from where he got this information.
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jespah
 
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Reply Fri 15 Sep, 2017 07:03 am
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-41278545
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centrox
 
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Reply Fri 15 Sep, 2017 11:06 am
London doesn't have a "subway". New York does, I think.

centrox
 
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Reply Fri 15 Sep, 2017 11:07 am
I see the alleged bomb is in a Lidl bag. My favourite supermarket.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Sat 16 Sep, 2017 03:35 am
@centrox,
In that case you'd Better tell them that in London.. I was in it (underground transit) 2 weeks ago. Certainly hope this not a case of being unnecessarily nitpicky about the usage of terminology such as "Tube", "underground" and "subway".

After our trip to Barcelona 3 days after the tragedies at Las Ramblas, the recent attack in London looms a bit more real to me. I better keep hush about where and when we travel next.
centrox
 
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Reply Sat 16 Sep, 2017 03:52 am
@Ragman,
Ragman wrote:
Certainly hope this not case of being unnecessarily picky about the usage of terminology such as "Tube", "underground" and "subway".

I was under the impression that the New York subterranean railroad system has a proper (capitalised) name ("the Subway") (as in "The New York City Subway is a rapid transit system owned by the City of New York and leased to the New York City Transit Authority") like the Paris M├ętro, Berlin U-Bahn, etc and that it was therefore correct to likewise write about the "London Underground". I suppose Americans might talk about such railways generically as "subways". In Britain, a "subway" is an underground passage for pedestrians, usually under a road, allowing people to cross from one side to the other. Whether I am being "unnecessarily" picky, or validly highlighting an ignorant parochial outlook on a topic related to my homeland, is a matter of opinion. Speaking of which, I see the orange fool has weighed in on this very topic.


Ragman
 
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Reply Sat 16 Sep, 2017 04:32 am
@centrox,
Back to the subject: my sincere sympathy extends to the innocent sufferers to this senseless crime.

I'd rather not be speaking of 'The Orange Fool', much less take him or his word about any subject. If I don't speak of him, the time passes a tad quicker and a bit more pleasantly .

In my addled mind terms such as 'subway', 'tube' and 'underground' convey the same meaning, but YMMV (your mileage may vary). Legal correctness and reference to the transit in this case here seem to me to be casual, in my mind.

Out to get some more sun now.

Nods to the down-thumber. May your thumb be caught in a car door.twice.
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