“A Failure of Humanity.”
Devastated by Terror, The Docklands Bombing Survivors: 20 Years On
A blaze of light and destruction tore through The Docklands as a half-tonne bomb brought a bloody end to a 17-month IRA ceasefire.
In an explosion that shook East London, at 7.01pm on February 9th 1996, 80 yards from South Quay Station the IRA detonated a large bomb that killed two people and injured over 40. Scarring the landscape, the attack caused £150 million worth of damage and left a crater 10 metres wide and three metres deep.