I received this from someone I know who was in the King's Cross area this morning. I consider this person a reliable source... but read it and see what you make of it:
"What happened to the two blasts at Kings Cross and Russell Square? They initially said there were two blasts in the Picadilly Line tunnel, now the authorities are saying there was one.
How did six explosions become four? (Moorgate has "disappeared" as well, but I don't know anything about that) No one has satisfactorily explained this. No explanation given. How can two blasts simply disappear in the news reporting in a city of seven million people and countless witnesses? How can such a U-turn occur after being reported for at least six hours?
At about 5pm, I was talking to a member of the rapid response team who was first at the scene of the Kings Cross blast. He was there within minutes of the attack and only left the tunnels at about 3pm. He was first in after the London Underground emergency staff, (who he said were 'running around like headless chickens'), his people were the first into the tunnel, they worked to bring things under control before the paramedics came in.
He said he felt the force, heard the noise, felt the wind of the second blast coming through the tunnel. I believe him.
He was still wearing his ID around his neck and despite being hosed down and cleaned up, I could still smell the smoke and destruction on him, the same smell that was in the air around Kings Cross this morning. He was in a pub off duty, his work done, trying to drink himself down from seeing escalators dripping with blood, severed limbs and other unspeakable horrors... he was not drunk, not even close.
He told me that he felt the second blast coming up the tunnel from Russell Square direction. Now we are being told there was only one blast.
Also a broadcast journalist told me that there was a second blast and he believes, but does not know for sure, that it was a controlled explosion. What? Haven't heard that one yet.
The media is saying there was only one explosion in King's Cross/Russell Square
Who should I believe?
It's been a long day, I'm too exhausted emotionally to be glued to the TV or Internet to watch every development. Perhaps there's a rational explanation for this discrepancy, but if so, I've missed it.
I have no reason to doubt that hero I met today who was first in the tunnels. He was a solid, straightforward man who was doing his job, and doing it well. There's no reason for him to have mentioned that second blast if it didn't happen, the blast was initially mentioned by others wandering around London this morning, and was mentioned on the media before being dropped without explanation. So what's going on?
Oh, by the way I bought him a brandy. From all us Londoners. To say thank you to him and all the emergency workers who did a brilliant job on this difficult day. Well done guys."