Attack on the British Parliament

By Nikhila D. Chandavarkar

On March, 2017, the peace of commoners in London was robbed by an act of senseless terrorism with the attack on the British Parliament outside the Westminster Bridge, with several gunshots being fired outside the Parliament entrance.

The incident began when a suspect mounted the pavement of the Westminster bridge. A car soon collided killing one woman before the driver stabbed a policeman. This incident itself killed five, leaving 40 injured.

At 2.40 p.m.  the police was called at the Westminster Bridge when the car mowed down around five pedestrain.

At 3 p.m. there was a gunshot heard outside the entrance of the Parliament where the House of Commons was in sessions, the suspect was shot dead by the police.  The Prime Minister, Teresa May along with several Members of Parliament were moved to secure locations putting the Parliament and other locations under lock down.

The Westminster Tube Station was shut down with the sub being diverted. Several stations were shut down and trains were diverted to prevent chaos and traffic.

The police at 3.15 p.m. declared the incident as an act of terrorism.

At 4 p.m. several Members of parliament were evacuated to New Scotland Yard.

At 4.15 p.m. St. Thomas’ Hospital confirmed that a woman had died and several others were hurt, some with “catastrophic injuries”.

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