Tube workers praised for 7/7 bravery
Wednesday 27 October 2010
London Underground staff ignored concerns for their own safety and rushed to help victims of the 7/7 bombings, the inquest into the deaths of the 52 people killed heard yesterday.
Workers at Aldgate station were praised by the coroner for their bravery in helping people stranded below ground despite fears of a secondary device. The station supervisor Olanayi Falayi was one of them.
"Police were saying we didn't know the situation down there, that it would be dangerous to go. But [my colleague] and I decided to go anyway," he told the inquest. "One lady was pinned down by the upright [pole]. She was thrashing about." The woman was Carrie Taylor, 24, one of seven killed by Shehzad Tanweer's bomb at Aldgate.
Lady Justice Hallett told Mr Falayi: "You were very brave and I'm sure the efforts you made, despite the risk to yourself, to save and help people there at that dreadful scene will provide some comfort to those who have either lost people or who themselves were dreadfully injured."
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