London remembers 7/7 terror victims

Fifty-two people, including young Turkish student, died in 2005 suicide bombings

London remembers 7/7 terror victims

World Bulletin / News Desk

The 52 victims of a series of terror attacks that rocked London on July 7 twelve years ago were remembered with a ceremony in the British capital on Friday.

Mayor Sadiq Khan laid a wreath at a memorial in Hyde Park together with the victims’ family members and representatives of the emergency services.

“Today we remember the innocent victims who lost their lives on 7/7 and the heroic efforts of our emergency services and transport colleagues,” Khan tweeted earlier.

Suicide bombers had targeted London’s public transport system killing 52 people and injuring hundreds more in explosions on underground trains and a bus.

Gamze Gunoral, a 24-year-old student who died in an explosion on a Piccadilly Line subway train at Russell Square station, was the only Turkish victim of the attack.

Two weeks later, British police gunned down a 27-year-old Brazilian man, Jean Charles de Menezes, in the mistaken belief he was involved in another bomb plot.

Last Mod: 07 Temmuz 2017, 14:58
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