In Cellphone Video, Panic As Terror Struck A London Restaurant

Just before the terror attacks, pubs and bars near London Bridge were teeming with Saturday night revellers, many of them watching the Champions League final on big screens.

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In Cellphone Video, Panic As Terror Struck A London Restaurant

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London terror attack: A cellphone video from a restaurant shows people cowering behind benches.

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Highlights

  1. Video shows people hiding behind benches, cops asking them to stay low
  2. Many pubs and bars in the area were screening Champions League final
  3. Police said attackers wore fake suicide vests
A cellphone video shot inside an unidentified restaurant captures the terror and panic as the attack unfolded in central London's Borough Market and on 19-century London Bridge across River Thames. Seven people have been killed and 48 were taken to hospitals in the attack that comes just days ahead of the UK elections.

The widely-circulated video shows Saturday night revellers cowering behind tables and benches as police officials urge people to "stay down". Many people are seen lying down on the floor of the restaurant as police entered the place hurrying people to get down immediately.

People in several pubs and bars in the area were watching the Champions League final on big screens.

British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party suspended their election campaigning following the twin strikes. Attackers in a van mowed down passers-by on London Bridge before they got out of the van and started stabbing people at random in the nearby Borough Market, at the south end of the bridge. Police soon shot dead three attackers, who were described to be wearing fake suicide vests.

The London terror attack comes just over a week after the Manchester Arena terror attack that killed 22 people.

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