Mother of Satan? They found a suitable name.
What would have happened if Mother of Satan bomb had exploded? Experts say £100 device packed with nails could have been deadlier than 7/7
- 29 injured when the detonator went off, but it is thought explosives didn’t ignite
- Experts say had the bomb gone off as intended it could have been devastating
- Device’s timer sparks theories it could have been planned for busier stations
- Pictures of device appear to show builder’s bucket with fairy lights hanging out
- Terrorists have attempted to use such lights as detonators to bombs before
Joe Sheppard For Mailonline
Published: 10:11, 16 September 2017
The Parsons Green bucket bomb could have caused more devastation than those that killed 53 people in the 7/7 attacks, experts have said.
The explosive device sent a huge firewall through a packed London Underground train, injuring 29 people as they made their way into the centre of the capital.
But fortunately the main explosive charge failed to detonate, preventing potentially catastrophic consequences.
A timer is understood to have been found on the device, suggesting the terrorist left it on board the train and then got off. It also suggests it was intended to go off at busier stations further down the line.
There were also reports that the bucket had been filled with nails and was to be set off by a booster charge of hexamethylene triperoxide diamine.