In yet another terror attack that hit London on Saturday night, 6 people have been reported dead and more than 20 injured. Here’s all that happened on the night of Saturday that caused chaos on the streets of London.
1) In what is being comprehended as a twin terror attack, attackers, in a high-speed van ran into pedestrians on London Bridge before they stabbed people in the Borough Market area. According to reports, London police has said that they are unsure if the attackers are still on the run. The police have confirmed that 3 male assailants were killed within 8 minutes of the incident.
2) London’s Ambulance Service’s assistant director of operations, Peter Rhodes said that the ambulance service took 30 people to hospitals across the city and treated others at the scene of the incidents. According to the eye witnesses of the incidents, at least one man was seen stabbing people. An officer too has been stabbed and has suffered serious but non-fatal injuries, reports CNN International.
3) London police, after the attack, tweeted a warning asking people to run and hide to safety and call police if it is safe. London Mayor Sadiq Khan condemning the incident called it a “deliberate and cowardly attack”.
4) British Prime Minister Theresa May who had earlier increased the security threat level to highest after the Manchester Arena terror attack will chair a security meeting on Sunday morning.
5) Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump has offered help to Britain “Whatever the United States can do to help out in London and the U.K., we will be there – WE ARE WITH YOU. GOD BLESS!”, Trump tweeted. “We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!” he added.
India in the UK @HCI_London
Any Indians affected during the #LondonBridgeAttack & #BoroughMarket ‘major incident’ may reach us at 02076323035 @SushmaSwaraj @MEAIndia
— India in the UK (@HCI_London) June 3, 2017
6) The police have urged the eyewitnesses to submit any footage or information regarding the incident on the official website.
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) November 14, 2016
7) They have also requested the victims to not report crime on Twitter and to rather call on the emergency contact number 999.
India’s foreign minister Sushma Swaraj has also retweeted India in the UK’s tweet which has posted a helpline number for the people affected by the incidents.