Emergency services are still searching through the rubble at the site of the I-R-A bomb attack in London’s Docklands.
All day Sunday, firefighters and police have been sifting through the wreckage in which the bodies of two men killed in the huge blast were found..
More than a hundred people were wounded in the explosion on Friday. Five are still in hospital with serious injuries.
Two days after the blast the scene at South Quay in London’s East End is still one of utter devastation.
Office blocks stand shattered and debris litters the road.
Insurance experts calculate the destruction could lead to a repair bill of more than 85 million pounds (128-million U-S dollars).
But the physical cost pales in comparison to the human suffering caused by the bomb– and its blow to hopes for peace in the Northern Ireland conflict.
The bodies of the two dead men were discovered after an intensive search of the smashed buildings.
Police have named the victims as 29-year-old Inan Ul-Haq Bashir and John Jeffries, who was 31.
Both had been working in a newsagent’s kiosk close to the scene of the explosion.
The police say the bomb contained up to half a ton of homemade explosives, and is believed to have been packed into a van and left in a parking garage.
Police were out in force in London’s city centre Sunday, stopping vehicles for random security checks.
As relative calm returns to Docklands the search for clues to the bombers continues.
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