Tributes paid to 7/7 victims killed at Aldgate
PUBLISHED: 15:19 07 July 2011
The mayor of Tower Hamlets today paid tribute to the victims of the July 7 terror attacks.
A total of seven people died at Aldgate and 45 others at Edgware Road, King’s Cross and Tavistock Square when the bombers struck during the rush hour commute exactly six years ago.
Mayor Lutfur Rahman spoke about the “particular significance” of the atrocity being on East End soil and the need to “look to the future”.
He said: “I cannot begin to imagine just how difficult it must be for those who lost their loved ones.
“I want to use this opportunity to remind residents and the rest of the capital of the borough’s commitment to the values of One Tower Hamlets. This commitment is about reducing the inequalities and poverty that we see around us, strengthening cohesion and making sure our communities continue to live well together.”
London’s Air Ambulance, based above the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel Road, played a significant part in helping the victims of the bombings, the coroner for the 7/7 inquest said earlier this year.
The crew made 26 trips throughout the morning of the attacks, ferrying doctors to and from the bomb sites.