‘There was a scream, I saw a flash and got on the ground’
AN IRISHMAN was on board the London Tube train when the home-made bomb exploded yesterday.
Rory Rigney, from Dublin, described the fear and panic among passengers on the train when the explosion went off yesterday morning.
‘I was probably one of the last people to get on. It was a very busy platform. The train doors were still open, so about five seconds later I was looking around and there was a bang.
‘It wasn’t massively loud but then there was a scream and I looked down the corridor and saw the flash of light coming down,’ he said.
‘My immediate reaction was just to jump. The doors were still open so I jumped out, tried to get as far away as possible, got on the ground, covered myself.
‘I looked back and obviously so many people were trying to get out, they were falling on top of each other so there was a bit of a crush at the door, people just panicking getting away. ‘There was a lot of screaming and for the next 30 seconds or a minute people were just getting on the ground, didn’t know what to do.’ The 37-year-old said that people didn’t suspect that it was a terrorist attack at first. ‘No one was sure if it was an electrical explosion from something on the train. No one was at that stage thinking it was anything more sinister than that,’ he told The Guardian.
Explosion: Rory Rigney