July 11, 2005

First London bomb victims named

LONDON (Reuters) - The first two victims of last week's
London bombings were formally identified on Monday.

Susan Levy, 53, a mother-of-two from Hertfordshire, north
of London, was named by police while University College London
(UCL) said its employee Gladys Wundowa had also been killed.

Levy was on the Piccadilly line train that was hit between
Russell Square and Kings Cross last Thursday. She had traveled
to central London with her son James, 23, but they parted at
Finsbury Park.

"We are all devastated by our loss," her husband Harry said
in a statement.

"She was a valued and respected member of her extended
Jewish family and will be deeply mourned and sadly missed by us
and her many friends.

"We are all distraught at her needless loss and our
thoughts and prayers are also with the many other families
affected by this horrendous tragedy."

Wundowa, a cleaner at UCL, was killed in the bus explosion
at Tavistock Square.

Scotland Yard said an inquest into Levy's death was opened
and adjourned on Monday at St Pancras Coroners Court.

At least 49 people died and 700 were injured in the four