‘There was a scream, I saw a flash and got on the ground’

Irish Daily Mail - - News - By Claire Gor­man

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

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