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Thursday, July 07, 2005 at 11:54 AM

Knoxville Girls Injured In London Blasts...

Two Knoxville girls were aboard a subway in London when it was bombed early this morning. Katie and Emily Benton were aboard a London Subway. One girl is presently in surgery the other girl's condition is not known. Knoxville Fellowship Church is asking for prayers for these two young victims and all involved. This comes after it was reported no Americans were injured.

This just came in via agee at SKB:
"Emily's feet were both badly injured and she is currently in surgery. Her sister, Katie, who was with her on the train, is presently unaccounted for. They volunteer in London for the Middle School Ministry through Fellowship Church."

Second Update:
A friend of the girls reports Katie is accounted for but her hands are badly burned. She also has shrapnel in her side.

Third Update: A Knoxville man is presently unaccounted for. I cannot reveal his name as of yet at the request of the family.

Fourth Update: Emily is now out of surgery. She suffered injuries to her feet and to her one of her arms. She did suffer some broken bones and will need to have more surgery in the future.
Katie is in the same hospital as Emily and suffered shrapnel wounds to her back, neck, and one of her legs. Doctors in London expect a full recovery for Katie.


At least 37 people were killed and 700 injured today when 4 bombs exploded on London's transit systems.

Anonymous RockyTop said...

Are their parents there?  

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Blogger Mountain Girl said...

Their mother is working to get her passport expedited so she can get there quickly.  

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Blogger Mountain Girl said...

Emily is 20 and Katie is 21. Emily attends Pellissippi State College and Katie is a student at The University of Tennessee.  

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Blogger red molly said...

I was so sorry to hear about your local girls being injured in the bombing. I wish them a full recovery. We know a young girl that is living in London and have heard that she is okay. My son leaves for Barcelona on Sunday and now I'm going to be really worried.  

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Blogger Mountain Girl said...

I'm glad to hear you have been able to communicate with your friend in London.
I hope your son has a safe and wonderful trip.
Blessings Abound!  

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Anonymous thebish said...

Hey MG, sorry to hear your community is getting caught up over here. I have been watching all day on tv and you just gotta give thanks that it wasn't any worse! Congratulations to all the emergency services on what was a very well coordinated response!  

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Blogger Mountain Girl said...

Thanks Bish. Sorry I haven't been available of late at ASR. Thanks for stopping by the blog. I hope all is well with you and yours.  

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Anonymous thebish said...

No probs MG - been enjoying your blogs though! Always somthing thought provoking; anyone who remembers a dream that well is doing somthing right when they go to sleep! All is well, thanks for asking. Hope your end is ok, speak to ya soon!  

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