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"It didn't seem like London"

8 July 2005

Louisa Hart, 21, Sales Analyst

"I work right next to Aldgate tube station. Luckily, I was already safe at my desk when the bomb here exploded. At first noone here was sure of what was going on.

We were all viewing the happening from the window. There were hundreds of police, ambulances and fire engines pulling up outside the station. There were also a few unmarked cars with sirens which were making people suspicious about the fact that it was only supposedly a power surge.

After the third bombing we were then asked to stay in the building and all the streets around were closed off.

This morning on my way to work it just didn't seem like I was in London. I walked from Bank to Aldgate and the streets were really empty. The streets are still all closed off and it is extremly quiet around the office. It will take London a while to get back to normal as now anything slightly suspicious is going to be taken as a serious concern."

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