PM Narendra Modi condemns London terror attacks

Gladys Abbott
June 4, 2017

Police boats also searched the River Thames for anyone who may have got knocked down from the bridge.

A dramatic photo shows a man with canisters strapped to his body lying on the ground after the London Bridge terror attacks.

Police received the first call of reports of a vehicle hitting pedestrians on London Bridge at 10:08 p.m. (2108 GMT).

A white van driver came speeding probably about 50 miles per hour veered off the road into the crowds of people who were walking along the pavement, an eye-witness was quoted by the report.

She said she had just finished breaking her fast when she saw through her window police circling the area.

Then came the May 22 Manchester concert bombing.

Another witness, who gave his name as Alessandro, also told BBC radio that he saw a van strike several people on London Bridge.

Italian photographer Gabriele Sciotto, who was watching the Champions League final at the Wheatsheaf pub in Borough Market, said he saw three men being shot just outside the pub.

The three suspects were shot by armed police within eight minutes of the first call to the emergency services. One of the assassins stabbed him with a knife in the face, reported the British news agency PA. Islamic State claimed the Westminster and the Manchester attacks, and has traditionally encouraged followers to carry out strikes during the holy month of Ramadan. There, the three men went on stabbing spree before being shot dead by police.

Britain's ruling Conservatives said Sunday they were suspending their campaign for Thursday's general election after six people died in a suspected terror attack in London.

"A van came from London Bridge itself, went between the traffic light system and rammed it towards the steps", a taxi driver told the BBC. "It looked like he was aiming for groups of people. I don't know what to do".

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"Two or three people jumped out".

An eyewitness told The Sun that the attacker was "black, dark-skinned, red tracksuit on, with a red hoodie".

"We believe three people were involved, but we still have got some more inquiries to do to be 100 per cent confident in that", he said. "He was being stabbed quite coldly and he slumped to the ground".

The attackers "had no clue what they were doing. They were scared. The police were scared", he said. "He hit about two people in front of me and then three behind", Ms Jones told the BBC News Channel. "As I was thinking. which direction should I run, the van swerved across the other side of the bridge from me". "There were a good few hundred people out there".

Jeremy Corbyn, the Opposition Labour leader, tweeted on Sunday night: "Brutal and shocking incidents reported in London". "She was bleeding heavily from the neck and from her mouth".

"It appeared that her throat had been cut", he told the BBC. There was a line of people going down to the emergency exit. They later cordoned the area with tape. And then there were another four or five bodies that I saw, individuals lying again in many cases majority were still on the bridge.

Six civilians were killed and at least 30 injured Saturday night after terrorists drove a vehicle into pedestrians on London Bridge, and then stabbed others at a nearby market, police said.

He said: "Again, our thoughts and sympathies are with those who have been injured in and affected by this horrific incident, including one of our own".

At least 48 people have been taken to five hospitals following the incidents at London Bridge and Borough Market in London.

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