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7/7 10th anniversary: London remembers the 52 victims of the attacks

PUBLISHED: 07:00 07 July 2015

A police officer laying flowers near the scene of the bus explosion in Tavistock Square. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA

A police officer laying flowers near the scene of the bus explosion in Tavistock Square. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA

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A minute’s silence will be held today to remember the 52 people killed in the 7/7 bombings a decade ago.

Gladys Wundowa, 50, died in the Tavistock Square bus explosion on 7/7Gladys Wundowa, 50, died in the Tavistock Square bus explosion on 7/7

Buses will stop and announcements on the Tube network will be halted for the duration of the silence, which will take place at 11.30am.

A memorial service will take place this morning at St Paul’s Cathedral, with survivors, relatives of those killed and members of the emergency services invited.

A second service will take place at the Hyde Park memorial this afternoon, with the Duke of Cambridge due to attend.

Commuters are also asked to get off their train, Tube or bus one stop early and walk the rest of their journey.

The number 30 double-decker bus in Tavistock Square which was blown up by a suicide bomber on 7/7. Picture: Peter Macdiarmid/PAThe number 30 double-decker bus in Tavistock Square which was blown up by a suicide bomber on 7/7. Picture: Peter Macdiarmid/PA

The tribute was inspired by scenes of thousands walking home together across London on the afternoon of July 7 2005, as the transport network was shut down following the attack.

Within three minutes of 8.50am, three bombs were detonated at Aldgate, Edgware Road and between King’s Cross and Russell Square stations.

A fourth was detonated on board the number 30 bus at Tavistock Square at 9.47am.

Hundreds were injured in the UK’s worst terrorist incident since the 1988 Lockerbie bombing.

Walking wounded leaving Edgware Road tube station on 7/7. Picture: Edmond Terakopian/PAWalking wounded leaving Edgware Road tube station on 7/7. Picture: Edmond Terakopian/PA

Among those killed was Gladys Wundowa.

Gladys was on board the number 30 bus, having left her Chadwell Heath home early that morning to work as a cleaner at University College London.

The 50-year-old mother-of-two was one of 13 people to be killed in the explosion.


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