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Resuscitation. 2005 Aug;66(2):ix-xii.

London bombings July 2005: the immediate pre-hospital medical response.

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  • 1London Helicopter Emergency Medical Service, Royal London Hospital, London E1 1BB, UK.


On July 7th 2005 a series of terrorist bombs exploded in London. The transport system was targeted and at least 54 passengers were killed and around 700 injured. This paper describes the immediate pre-hospital medical response to the four scenes. From the perspective of the London Helicopter Emergency Medical Service the deployment, difficulties on scene and the initial lessons learned are discussed.

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