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Major anti-terror drills held in London

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Laaska News Feb. 23, 2012

Large-scale anti-terror drills have been held in London ahead of the upcoming Olympics.

Scotland Yard and the London Olympic Organizing Committee say about 3,000 people took part in the drills on Tuesday.

The exercise simulated an explosion in a London Underground train, with many passengers injured.
Police officers practiced rescuing the wounded and transporting them to hospitals after giving them first aid.

In July 2005, simultaneous terror attacks in London killed more than 50 people, shortly after the city was selected to host the 2012 Olympics.

Police and firefighters were later criticized for failing to properly cooperate, which reportedly delayed initial responses.

Tuesday’s drill saw police, firefighters and transport bureau officials working together based on the lessons of the 2005 bombings.

The Olympics open on July 27th. A total of 22,000 police officers and security guards from private companies as well as 13,000 British troops will be mobilized for the event.


Laaska News.