I found and read the following piece from a link on the WRH site last night. It is the account of an eyewitness who was in the actual bombed carriage
at Aldgate Station on 7/7/05.
The eyewitness recalled the incident from his hospital bed and was able to describe who was in the immediate area of the blast and of the aftermath
The explosion happened just after Mr Lait and Ms Main, 23, got on the train at Liverpool Street on their way to the South Bank for a rehearsal.
He recalled that the carriage had about 20-25 people in it, from all walks of life, and aged from their teens to over 60.
"I remember an Asian guy, there was a white guy with tracksuit trousers and a baseball cap, and there were two old ladies sitting opposite me," he
"We'd been on there for a minute at most and then something happened. It was like a huge electricity surge which knocked us out and burst our
eardrums. I can still hear that sound now," he said.
"The policeman said 'mind that hole, that's where the bomb was'. The metal was pushed upwards as if the bomb was underneath the train. They seem
to think the bomb was left in a bag, but I don't remember anybody being where the bomb was, or any bag," he said.
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This seems to be the closest eyewitness account yet to the seat of one of the blasts. The witness doesn't remember seeing anyone with the alleged
rucksack or a bag left unattended so his account is rather at odds with the official explanation of a suicide bomber.
Then there's the hole in the floor with the edges pushed upwards. I would tend to agree that the possible explanation would indeed be that the bomb
was in place underneath the floor, rather than above it.
I wonder if there will ever be an official release of details of this incident that will give details of forensic findings related to the blast?.
[edit on 24-7-2005 by Britguy]