Good Samaritans offer free lodging, transport to those affected by London terrorist attacks

Members of the public, wrapped in emergency blankets, leave the scene of a terror attack on London Bridge in central London on June 3, 2017.
Members of the public, wrapped in emergency blankets, leave the scene of a terror attack on London Bridge in central London on June 3, 2017.PHOTO: AFP
People flee as police attend to an incident near London Bridge in London, Britain, on June 4, 2017.
People flee as police attend to an incident near London Bridge in London, Britain, on June 4, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS

In the wake of the deadly stabbings and shootings in London on Saturday night (June 3), Londoners have taken to social media to offer help to people affected by the attacks.

Good Samaritans have been opening their homes to those stranded in the city after areas were cordoned off, with #SofaForLondon trending on Twitter and Facebook.

Others, including minicab firms and black cabs, are offering free rides away from the affected area.

Entrepreneur and youth activist Phaldip Singh tweeted that Sikh Gurdwaras, or places of worship, were open to provide food and shelter for those affected by the attacks.

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The Royal Oak pub in Southwark has also opened its doors to people evacuated from hotels within the area cordoned off by police, CBS News reported.

Facebook has activated its Safety Check feature so people can mark themselves as safe.

The terrorist attacks left at least six people killed and 20 injured after attackers drove a white van at high speed into pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing people in the nearby Borough Market area of bars and restaurants.

Police also said that three male suspects were shot dead.

This comes about a fortnight after a suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured more than 100 in the northern English city of Manchester on May 22.

 

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