London witnessed another act of terror yesterday, as a homemade bomb exploded during the morning rush hour on a packed underground train. The explosion that left 20 people with serious injuries was caused by a bomb, hidden in a plastic bucket inside a supermarket freezer bag.
The witnesses described seeing a “wall of fire” as the bomb exploded at 8:20 am while the train was at the Parsons Green station in southwest London.
After ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks, the British police are now on a massive manhunt to track down the suspect.
Twitter and other social media sites were flooded with messages condemning this act of violence, as soon as the news of this explosion spread.
While the US President Donald Trump used the Parsons Green attack to call for a "far larger, tougher" travel ban in the US, there were others who condemned the attack by saying ‘London is open’ and ‘We are not afraid’
What showed the real spirit of Londoners however, was people coming to the streets and offering help to the victims and the police.
Many people took social media to thank the strangers who helped them during this difficult time. One such man created a buzz on Twitter as he started giving free pizzas and water to the Emergency Services officials.
This selfless man from a local Italian pizza parlor called Pagliaccio handed out free food to officers of emergency services. He was later identified as Teodoro by some users.
This man offering free food to strangers goes on to prove that the only way to fight terrorism and violence is standing together.
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