A RADIOGRAPHER from Wembley was among 26 people caught up in the most deadly of all the terror attacks on July 7, an inquest has heard.
Mala Trivedi was in the Kings Cross blast carried out by Jermaine Lindsay, the deadliest of the four attacks on a packed Piccadilly Line train which killed 26 people.
Yesterday the inquests into the deaths of the 52 people that day heard how he had to wait for the second train to arrive as delays on the line caused overcrowding in many of the carriages.
Mrs Trivedi, 51, was travelling taking her normal route of travelling to Kings Cross and then one stop on to Russell Square where she worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Counsel to the inquests Hugo Keith QC told the hearing how rescuers that day suffered “appalling conditions” on the train, as the tunnel was the deepest affected and much narrower than the others.
He said: “Not only was the carriage dark, smoky and terribly hot, but it had been totally destroyed.
“Not only were the medics short of basic equipment, but the bodies of the dead and the large profusion of body parts were strewn across this part of the carriage.”
The hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice was also shown chilling video taken just hours after the attacks in Edgware Road, Aldgate and Kings Cross Tube stations and the Tavistock Square bus bomb.
The harrowing imagery on short video clips taken by forensic officers showed the devastation the four devices wrought in the dark, cramped tunnels and the bus, which had the top deck blown apart.
Doors were blown off carriages, handbags and backpacks were strewn amongst charred material from the roof of the train and seats which had collapsed in the blasts.
She is survived by a husband and grown-up son.