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Families in Barking and Dagenham remember lost loved ones for eighth anniversary of 7/7 bombings

PUBLISHED: 07:00 07 July 2013

A plaque bears the names of those who died on the number 30 bus in Tavistock Square on July 7 2005

A plaque bears the names of those who died on the number 30 bus in Tavistock Square on July 7 2005

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Families will be remembering their lost loved ones today for the eighth anniversary of the deadly July 7 bombings that claimed the lives of 52 people and injured more than 700 others.

Among the dead were ex-Barking Abbey student Shahara Islam, 20, Lee Baisden, 34, of Melford Avenue, Barking, and mum-of-two Gladys Wundowa, 50, of Salcombe Drive, Chadwell Heath.

“Seven, seven” has become a familiar shorthand for the tragedy that shook the capital in 2005 when four suicide bombers took to trains and buses on the London transport network to inflict massive loss of life.

Lee was sitting right next to suicide bomber Shehzad Tanweer when he detonated his explosive backpack at Aldgate station, east London, while Gladys and Shahara were killed in an explosion on a double-decker bus at Tavistock Square, Camden.


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