A tape of one of the first 999 calls made immediately after the July 7th bombings has been played to members of the London Assembly committee who are reviewing the way the attacks were handled. The committee will consider how best to prepare for similar disasters. One caller said of the Tavistock Square bus bombing: “There’s people lying on the ground…there’s people dead.”
The head of the London Underground system, Tim O’Toole told the committee that bearing in mind the chaos, the speed of communication had been “amazing”. 52 people died in the attacks and more than 700 others were injured. Another attempt was made to bomb targets across the capital two weeks later but no-one was hurt.