Ir­ish­man Rory tells of hor­ror

Irish Daily Mirror - - NEWS - BY LAURA LYNE

AN Ir­ish­man on the Lon­don train blasted in the ter­ror at­tack yes­ter­day said peo­ple were “fall­ing on top of each other” as they tried to es­cape. Dubliner Rory Rigney, 37, said there was bang, then a scream and a big flash of light. He told The Guardian: “My im­me­di­ate re­ac­tion was just to jump. So the doors were still open, so I jumped out. Tried to get as far away as pos­si­ble, kind of got on the ground and cov­ered my­self. “Looked back and there were so many peo­ple try­ing to get out they were fall­ing on top of each other so there was a real crush at the door. “Peo­ple just pan­ick­ing, get­ting away, and there was a lot of scream­ing. For the next 30 sec­onds to a minute, peo­ple were on the ground. They didn’t know what to do. There was a lot of fear. But then a minute or so passed, and peo­ple were won­der­ing just what ac­tu­ally hap­pened.” For­eign Af­fairs min­is­ter Si­mon Coveney said: “I am shocked by the in­ci­dent in Lon­don this morn­ing, which the Metropoli­tan Po­lice are treat­ing as a sus­pected ter­ror­ist at­tack. My Depart­ment is mon­i­tor­ing the sit­u­a­tion closely through the Ir­ish Em­bassy in Lon­don and the Con­sular Di­vi­sion in Dublin. “As of now, we have no in­di­ca­tions to sug­gest that any Ir­ish cit­i­zens have been af­fected.”

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