Today marks the 16th anniversary of the London bombings (Picture: In Pictures Ltd./Corbis via Getty Images)
Today marks the 16th anniversary of the 7/7 terror attacks in
London, which saw public transport targeted in the captial city.
52 people were killed, and more than 700 were injured by the explosions on the Underground and bus system.
At a memorial last year, London Mayor Sadiq Khan described the bombings as ‘terrible events’, saying his ‘thoughts are with all those whose lives were changed forever.’
As we remember those affected by the attacks today, find out when they took place and the names of the victims.
When did the 7/7 London bombings take place?
The 7/7 London bombings took place on July 7, 2005.
Three of the four bombs were detonated just before 9am on Tube trains at Edgware Road, Aldgate and Russell Square.
The news shocked the country (Picture: Getty)
All three trains had departed from London’s King’s Cross station.
A fourth device was detonated about an hour later on a double-decker bus in Tavistock Square in central London.
The four people identified as responsible for the attack were Mohammad Sidique Khan (30), Shehzad Tanweer (22), Germaine Lindsay (19) and Hasib Hussain (18).
Emergency services –
and members of the public – scrambled to help those that were injured, in an attack that sent shockwaves across the world. Who were the victims of the 7/7 London bombings?
A total of 52 people were killed as a result of the 7/7 bombings. These were:
James Adams, 32 – a church deacon and mortgage advisor
Samantha Badham, 35 – a web designer
Philip Beer, 22 – a hair stylist
Anna Brandt, 41 – a cleaner
Ciaran Cassidy, 22 – a shop assistant
Rachelle Chung For Yuen, 27 – an accountant
Elizabeth Daplyn, 26 – a hospital administrator
Arthur Frederick, 60 – a museum security guard and former police officer
Karolina Gluck, 29 – a receptionist
Gamze Gunoral, 24 – a student
Family members of victims embrace at the 7/7 memorial (Picture: Getty)
Lee Harris, 30 – an architect
Ojara Ikeagwu, 56 – a social worker
Emily Jenkins, 24 – an aspiring midwife
Helen Jones, 28 – an accountant
Susan Levy, 53 – a legal secretary
Shelley Mather, 26 – a tour guide
Michael Matsushita, 37 – an IT recruiter
James Mayes, 28 – an analyst
Behnaz Mozakka, 47 – a biomedical officer
Mihaela Otto, 46 – a dental technician
A two minute silence was observed at King’s Cross in 2006, a year after the attacks took place (Picture: Getty)
Atique Sharifi, 24 – a student
Ihab Slimane, 24 – a waiter
Christian Small, 28 – an advertising salesman
Monika Suchocka, 23 – a trainee accountant
Mala Trivedi, 51 – a radiographer
Adrian Johnson, 37 – a hockey player
Anthony Fatayi-Williams, 26 – an oil executive
Jamie Gordon, 30 – a financier
Giles Hart, 55 – a pro-democracy activist and BT engineer
Marie Hartley, 34 – an artist
After the bus explosion at Tavistock Square, 13 people died (Picture: Getty)
Miriam Hyman, 31 – a freelance picture editor
Shahara Islam, 20 – a cashier
Neetu Jain, 37 – an IT technician
Sam Ly, 28 – an Australian national on holiday in the UK
Shyanuja Parathasangary, 30 – a Royal Mail employee
Anat Rosenberg, 39 – a charity administrator
Philip Russell, 28 – a financier
William Wise, 54 – an IT specialist
Gladys Wundowa, 50 – a cleaner
Lee Baisden, 34 – an accountant
Floral tributes were paired with messages of hope at memorial sites (Picture: Getty)
Benedetta Ciaccia, 30 – an IT business analyst
Richard Ellery, 21 – a camera shop assistant
Richard Gray, 41 – a tax manager
Anne Moffat, 48 – head of marketing for Girlguiding UK
Carrie Taylor, 24 – an aspiring novelist
Fiona Stevenson, 29 – a solicitor
Michael Stanley Brewster, 52 – senior project manager
Jonathan Downey, 34 – a HR executive
David Graham Foulkes, 22 – a media sales manager for The Guardian
Colin William Morley, 52 – an advertising executive
Many more were injured, with
survivors going on to describe the horror of the attacks as well as their lives afterwards.
The bus’ driver, George Psaradakis, 59, told the
Daily Mail: ‘The horror of what I witnessed is etched indelibly on my heart, but I saw so many wonderful things too.
‘Sheer altruism, benevolence, people going out of their way to help others.
‘What I saw was the worst of people mixed with the best.’
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