BBC Manchester Update

Posted: 25/09/2012 in BBC News Updates

9 August, 2012, 17:00

This is Christine Reardon-Barnes, reporting live from Manchester. We now have limited information on the events that took place in London around 14:00 today.

Early reports indicate that 12 small-scale nuclear devices of approximately .5 kilotons were detonated at or near the following locations:

  • Enfield
  • Watford
  • Uxbridge
  • Woking
  • Lambeth
  • Southwark Street and St. Thomas Street
  • Battersea
  • Finborough Road and Fulham Road
  • The west end of Kensington Gardens
  • Maidavale
  • Regents Park
  • Shoreditch Park

Reports of a thirteenth device near Basingstoke are unconfirmed. No terrorist group or other entity has come forward with any claims to this tragedy, nor demands to be met of any kind.

The military have established road blocks and closed off all portions of the M25. We have unconfirmed reports of the following structures in London having received severe damage:

  • Lambeth Palace
  • The London Zoo
  • Chelsea Bridge
  • Lambeth Bridge
  • Vauxhall Bridge
  • Battersea Bridge
  • Southwark Bridge
  • London Bridge
  • Kensington Palace
  • BBC Studios
  • Guy’s Hospital
  • St. Thomas Hospital
  • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
  • Houses of Parliament

The military asks that all persons in the UK remain in their homes and await further information and instructions. Please do not leave your neighborhoods! If you have an organised neighborhood watch, they should monitor their local situation as closely as possible.

Any persons in the city proper or in south-eastern portions of England with functioning communication devices are advised to make their way to the nearest fire or police stations, which are responsible for setting up triage and aid stations.

The RAF has established a no-fly zone in a perimeter from Southampton, Basinstoke, Reading, Maidenhead, Luton, St. Albans, Harlow, and Colchester south and east to the coast. All ferries and sea transports are to be held in dock until further notice.

We will repeat this information every quarter-hour, with updates as we receive them. This is Christine Reardon-Barnes, BBC News, Manchester.

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