Disasters: Carnage on a London Street

A terrorist bomb devastates Harrods

It was the last weekend before Christmas, and on the vast sales floors of Harrods, London's fashionable department store, thousands of customers roamed through acres of lavish displays. Suddenly, at 1:20 p.m. Saturday, a car parked outside exploded with a thunderous roar that could be heard all the way to Buckingham Palace, one mile away. As debris flew like shrapnel, black smoke soared into the air. Said Harry Aspey, a British reporter who was slightly hurt by the blast just as he was leaving the store: "It was as if the world had come to an...

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