Memorial unveiling for 7/7 London bombings

A memorial at Tavistock Square Gardens is set to be unveiled in memory of the 13 people who died on the number 30 bus as part of the 7 July London bombings.

The number 30 bus exploded in front of the British Medical Association office on 7 July 2005, on a day when 52 people died and 700 were injured in terror attacks on London's transport system.

Four bombers linked to al-Qaeda attacked three tube trains and a bus via rucksacks laden with explosives in the morning of 7 July, killing 26 people at Russell Square, six at Edgware Road and seven at Aldgate. The fourth device was set off by Hasib Hussain on a double-decker bus in Tavistock Square an hour later.

As part of the memorial, a one minute silence will also be held after the unveiling.

Philip Nelson, chair of the 7/7 Tavistock Square Memorial Trust, said: “It is hoped the memorial will be a focal point for the survivors, the families and also London's finest, our emergency services, who did what they had to do on that day. Above all it will send a powerful message that 7/7, and those who lost their lives, will never be forgotten. This will be such a special day for the families, who have worked collaboratively with the Trust, ever since Henrietta, the Duchess of Bedford, and the former Marchioness of Tavistock, called for a memorial in 2011."

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