According to the British broadcast Sky TV, more than 37 people have died and 700 people injury during a series of four terrorist attacks in the subway and on transit bus. Prime Minister Tony Blair left early from G8 meeting in Scotland to London to settle the crisis on hand. He labeled the tragedy as an "barbaric" aggression from the terrorists.
Not Yet 24 hours since London was awarded the decision for the 2012 Olympics and also in the midst of G8 summit, four explosions went off in London. The earliest was at 8:50 am. Three explosions happened in the subway near Kings Road and Russell Street, while one went off from a double decked bus in the midst of downtown. Immediately after the incident, London put a halt to all bus and subway transits.
The horrors transcended through the hearts of Christians everywhere and drew immediate responses.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams said, "The appalling events in London this morning have shocked us all. So I want first and foremost to extend my personal sympathy and condolences to everyone who is suffering and grieving at this time."
"All those caught up in this tragedy -- and that includes of course the emergency services whose selfless dedication and commitment is so vital at times like this -- all are in my own prayers and in the prayers of a great many people."
Rev. David Coffey, Moderator of the Free Churches in Britain, commented, "This is a time when we are called to answer the evil of violence with an unswerving commitment to the ways that make for peace and justice. We join our Christian hope with all who seek the common good at this critical time."
Peter Kerridge, the CEO of Premier Christian Radio, said in an e-mail statement, “Like many, I am shocked by the scenes of violence and destruction we have witnessed today in London. We at Premier Christian Radio are calling for our listeners to pray for the victims of today's terrorist attack as well as their families and the paramedics, police and hospital staff.”
The Baptist World Congress in Birmingham scheduled near the end of July, despite the recent events, will continue to go on. reported by the Associated Baptist Press (ABP). David Coffee, general secretary of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, said, “When we gather in Birmingham as a family of world Baptists, it will give us an opportunity to pray together for our broken world and to show solidarity with all who suffer.”