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England - Train Bombing 7 July 2005
The inquests in the 7 July suicide bombings in London have been shown footage of the aftermath of the attack on a train at Aldgate.
Seven passengers were killed at Aldgate.
Counsel to the inquests, Hugo Keith QC, said staff acted promptly to deal with the "horror that had occurred".
Four suicide bombers killed 52 people in co-ordinated attacks on London's transport network on 7 July 2005.
Mr Keith said the Aldgate bomber, Shehzad Tanweer, had been standing in the second carriage when he detonated his device, hidden in a rucksack.
It blew a hole in the floor but the train continued moving a short distance before coming to a halt.
Carriage doors can be seen, blown out, shattered glass from windows and the interior of the carriage completely wrecked.
Seats were destroyed, along with the roof, parts of the floor and handrails.
Each scene on the film shows the personal belongings of passengers, which had been left behind.
The Aldgate bomb detonated in a wide section of track, rather than a tight tunnel, which meant wreckage was strewn for some distance.
The video shown in court was heavily edited to minimise the distress but it was still clear that it was the scene of a major loss of life.
In addition to those killed, some 700 people were injured, many of them severely and permanently, when four al-Qaeda-backed suicide bombers, all British men, detonated their devices.
On Monday Mr Keith said bombers Mohammad Sidique Khan, Shehzad Tanweer, Germaine Lindsay and Hasib Hussain had unleashed an "unimaginably dreadful wave of horror".
Published: 12th Oct 2010