Survivors of London Tube bombings describe ordeal

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Posted: Oct 19, 2010 7:37 AM
Survivors of London Tube bombings describe ordeal

Survivors of London's July 7, 2005 suicide bombings are describing their ordeal in graphic detail to an inquiry into the deadly attacks.

The inquest is stirring up strong memories of the attack as a judge weighs whether British authorities could have done more to prevent the four British-born Islamists from detonating themselves aboard three subway trains and a bus.

Survivor Cynthia Chetty says she was deafened by the force of the explosion aboard her subway car at London's Aldgate station. Another survivor on the same train said Tuesday that he didn't realize his leg had been blown off until he felt for it.

The attacks killed 52 people. The inquest into their death has been delayed by years of legal proceedings.