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Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Bombed Edgware Road Carriage has been removed

Picture from Associated Press - Edgware Road Carriage removedThe wrecked carriage where seven people died near Edgware Road tube has finally been removed from the track last night.

Since the London bombings, police have been working to remove all the bodies of the victims before the Circle Line carriage could be taken away.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "Until today it has been a full crime scene so everything has remained as it was. There has been removal of bodies."

The bomb was in a standing area near the first set of double doors at the front of the Tube.

A spokesman from the London Underground said: "Our first concern was that the train was structurally safe prior to being lifted. Once this had been confirmed then the lifting operation could commence. Weather conditions were ideal and this enabled the lifting operation to be completed in around 25 minutes, which was quicker than earlier expectations.

"The Edgware Road site is still a site of a criminal investigation, but we are hopeful that the station will be returned to London Underground by the end of the week.

For more see the BBC's website.

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