VinoVelo

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Thursday, July 07, 2005

London blasts

I'm not at all a religious person, but it seems like one of those times that you can't help but say that our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families of the bomb blasts in London.

Almost all of my family and friends are accounted for (bar one cousin who we're waiting to hear from) and any I've spoken to are shaken but sounding in good spirits.

Watching the BBC this morning, I was amazed by the calm and professionalism of the police, emergency services and hospital staff. Clearly, their emergency response plans are both well rehearsed and largely effective. It's also unfortunately true that London and Britain have far too much experience dealing with terrorist attacks so they are naturally equipped to deal with any occurance.