Victims to mark IRA Canary Wharf bombing anniversary
TWELVE doves are to be released as symbol of peace when survivors from the IRA bombing at Canary Wharf hold a service on the 15th anniversary next week.
Speakers at the inter-faith gathering at South Quay DLR station are to call for an end to terrorist violence around the world.
They include Ishan Bashir, who lost his brother Inam whose newsagent’s shop was destroyed when explosives hidden in a lorry parked at South Quay were detonated on February 9, 1996. The other person who died was his friend John Jeffries.
The service is organised by survivor Jonathan Ganesh, 38, from Limehouse, a bank security guard at the time who was rescued from the rubble.
Another 39 people were injured, including families at Millwall’s nearby Barkantine estate on the Isle of Dogs.
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Also speaking is Beverli Rhodes, founder of the Coalition Foundation, who was injured in the 7/7 London Underground suicide bombings in 2005.
The service at 12.30pm next Wednesday, February 9, will be attended by Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman and Met Police borough commander Paul Rickett.
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