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We're not dead. [20050707|10:41]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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The purpose of this post is to reassure friends & family members. I was at home and Marco had already arrived at work during the explosions on the London Underground and buses this morning.

ETA: I'm watching this community london_070705 for updates. Refer to this roll call post to add your name. A list of LJ names, A-M and N-Z of those who answered the roll call is now available.

Blair's statement as he left the G8 summit.

The London Transport site.

The Metropolitan Police site.

An image from someone trapped in one of the bombed trains, and another apocalyptic image from the rescue tunnels in King's Cross. Do NOT look at these if you are at all sensitive.

Flickr group of screenshots and photos from the blast areas.

I am staying signed into Y!M and AIM all day today if anyone would like to message me.

3:30 PM: We have mobile service again. I'm about to head into Central London (on foot) to meet him, svanzoest and jade_van_zoest who are in town only for the next day. You can all yell at me for that later.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-07-07 09:49 (UTC)
The sirens are constant right now. It's very, very scary.

At first the Underground explosion was being blamed on a power surge, but then a bus blew up in Tavistock Place and the National Grid said their system was running normally. So there were bombs. This was a concerted attack. I feel like I did on 11 September. Shaky, horribly scared, and absolutely powerless.
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[User Picture]From: wurlitzerprized
2005-07-07 10:04 (UTC)
i'm so glad you to see you here now!
i just turned on the television.
stay inside - stay safe - keep us posted if you can...
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-07-07 10:09 (UTC)
I can't make any phone calls right now, which is pretty unsurprising, so am clinging to the internet. Possibly this is not the best idea since I keep refreshing the BBC site and seeing more freaking bombs, and now they're saying two Underground trains collided at King's Cross.

This is a nightmare.
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[User Picture]From: supiluliumas
2005-07-07 10:10 (UTC)
I realize that being concerned with the sensibilities of your Livejournal acquaintances has little right to be anything but the last thing on your mind right now - however, I and everyone else appreciates you posting and letting us know you're alright. Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-07-07 10:28 (UTC)
Well, a lot of my LJ friends are RL friends too, and RL friends without LJs read my journal so it's actually a pretty efficient way of letting everyone know we're safe. I finally managed to dial out so I got in touch with my parents. Thanks for thinking of us.
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[User Picture]From: arkany
2005-07-07 10:22 (UTC)
holy shit! I'm very glad to know you're not dead. I didn't even know there WAS an explosion in the Underground. I'll hate american media later, more on the holyshit, i'm glad you're not dead side of things.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-07-07 10:29 (UTC)
There were six explosions on the underground and at least two on buses, one in Russell Square and Tavistock Place, both very crowded places in central London.
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[User Picture]From: leidan
2005-07-07 10:27 (UTC)
We're glad to hear you are both okay.

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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-07-07 10:30 (UTC)
Thanks, D.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-07-07 10:37 (UTC)
I'm fine. Staying inside for now, although I may need to go out later.

I don't know how Marco is going to get home. All bus & Tube services are suspended and the streets are a mess. He may have to walk.
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[User Picture]From: foreverdirt
2005-07-07 10:40 (UTC)
*relieved* Thanks for letting us know you're okay.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-07-07 10:49 (UTC)
Thanks for being concerned. I'm still scared, working on checking on everybody.
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[User Picture]From: linne
2005-07-07 10:47 (UTC)
oh god.. so glad to hear you're okay. my parents are on their way home from spain travelling through london today. bit worried.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-07-07 11:05 (UTC)
Eek, I hope they only have to stop briefly through Heathrow and won't need to go into central London. I don't think there are any problems at the airport.
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[User Picture]From: ironed_orchid
2005-07-07 10:49 (UTC)
Glad you are both ok.

Someone created london_070705 for updates, info and checking up on london ljers.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-07-07 11:04 (UTC)
Awesome, thank you for the link. I put my name on the roll call post.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-07-07 11:10 (UTC)
Thank you.

The constant sirens are quite nerve-wracking.
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From: ripperlyn
2005-07-07 11:07 (UTC)
:::hugs:::
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-07-07 11:08 (UTC)
God, R, this is so fucking scary. *hugs back*
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[User Picture]From: thirdbird
2005-07-07 11:09 (UTC)
Very glad to hear you're safe, thanks for posting. Hope Marco doesn't have too much trouble getting home tonight.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-07-07 11:22 (UTC)
It's likely that he'll have to walk, once he's allowed to leave the building. At least we don't live too terribly far from the West End.
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[User Picture]From: opheliablue
2005-07-07 11:30 (UTC)
I'm glad you're both ok - this is awful.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-07-07 11:38 (UTC)
It is. Glad to hear you're at home too.
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[User Picture]From: scanner_darkly
2005-07-07 13:01 (UTC)
Incredibly relieved, and glad you posted. I hope Marco gets back ok. My stupid attempt at humor: I'd be very upset if potential crash space went away, should I ever convince seismic that she needs a passport and travel in her diet.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-07-07 13:34 (UTC)
He's still not being allowed to leave work. I don't think anyone is being allowed into the building either, so even if I made the trek down there on foot to meet him, I wouldn't be able to get in.
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[User Picture]From: kittenhotep
2005-07-07 13:17 (UTC)
Really glad to hear you're both safe. Girl at work got trapped underground in a smoke-filled train for half an hour, and my boss lives more or less on top of where the Tavistock bus exploded (luckily he was indoors when it happened, but is now confined to his house as the Police have cordoned off the area). Everything feels quite strange at the moment.

x

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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-07-07 13:36 (UTC)
You, too! Are you still at work?

It's all very surreal now that the sirens have mostly died away. No buses roaring past, no trains, not even lorries. Some motorcycles and cars, though.
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