Wednesday, June 07, 2006

7/7 bomb rescue efforts hampered by communication failings

Report criticises lack of underground digital radio network...
By Andy McCue
Published: Monday 5 June 2006

A report into the 7 July 2005 London bombings has said the lack of a digital radio network hampered the efforts of emergency service rescue teams, which were unable to communicate properly between the sites of the explosions underground, colleagues at ground level and control rooms.

The London Assembly's 7 July Review Committee report said it is "unacceptable" that the emergency services are still not able to communicate by radio when they are underground, 18 years after the official inquiry into the King's Cross fire recommended action to address the problem.


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