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From: philipalbannunn <>
Subject: [Lon] Re: Bethnal Green Station
Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2001 23:16:00 +0100
I'll try and check the plaque in the next few days.
There are various accounts of what happened. Here's one from http://www.holnet.org.uk/learningzone/londonatwar/shelter/p_eastenderswestenders.html
Bethnal Green - March 8th 1943
Fifteen hundred people were on their way down the stairs into
the Bethnal Green tube shelter. Someone at the front stumbled
but the crowd pushed on, falling one on top of each other. A
hundred and seventy three people were killed in the crush. The
government insisted that news of the disaster mentioned neither
the place nor the number involved.
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