Driver of bus torn apart by 7/7 bomb relives the horror of the attack

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One of the enduring images of the 7/7 attacks is that of a red London double-decker bus, split open with its twisted metal lying across the streets of Tavistock Square in central London.

It was 9.47am when 18-year-old Hasib Hussain, the youngest of the four bombers, detonated a bomb on the top deck of the number 30 bus. 13 people died, many more were injured.

10 years on, George Psaradakis who was driving the bus, has given his first interview, recalling the horror of that day.

Tavistock Square, central London after the terror attack of July 7 2005 Credit: PA

George Psaradakis said no matter where he looked, everyone around him was doing the best they could to help amid a scene of utter chaos and confusion.

Today, shortly before the national minute's silence at 11.30am a small crowd gathered around the flowers at Tavistock Square.

Then, as a nearby clock tower chimed for 11.30am, people fell silent.

George Psaradakis (centre) at today's memorial in Tavistock Square Credit: PA

Behind them traffic stopped and further up the road a red double decker bus came to a gentle standstill.

After the minute passed tearful friends and relatives added to the growing swathe of flowers. Among the bouquets was one left for Shyanuja Niroshini Parathasangary, from her parents. An attached poem read: