London Bridge | The aftermath

At 9.58pm of the 3rd June 2017 a van travelling at high speed on London Bridge mounted on the pavement running over and killing three people. The van crashed at Borough High Street. The three attackers, wearing fake explosive vest, left the vehicle and headed to the Bourogh market armed with knives and stabbed other four people. Eight people died in total and the attackers Khuram Shazad Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba were later shot dead by police. Less than three months before a similar incident happened in Westmister, where 5 people died and less than 2 weeks before 22 were killed at the Manchester Arena at the Ariana Grande Concert. Security measures had to be increased immediately with an evacuation of the London Bridge area, including the closure of the London Bridge, Borough and Bank Underground Station and some of the railway stations. The complete reopening of the services took 11 days. Sadiq Khan gathered hundreds of londoners near the City Hall in a vigil to honour the victims of the attack on the 5th of June.

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