Evening Standard: KING'S CROSS ANGEL

Evening Standard, The (London, England) - November 1, 2005

  • Author/Byline: DAVID COHEN

 

THE "guardian angel" of King's Cross tells her story of the 7/7 carnage for the first time today.

 

Alison Macarthy, 30, suffered appalling injuries but helped save fellow commuters trapped amid the Tube train wreckage.

 

Her carriage - 346A - took the full blast and she was the only person able to function until help arrived an hour later.

 

Ms Macarthy gives the fullest account yet of what happened as families of the 52 killed by suicide bombers on 7 July, survivors and rescue workers gathered at St Paul's Cathedral for a memorial service.

 

Garri Holness, whose left leg was amputated below the knee, said he owed his life to Ms Macarthy, whom he calls "my guardian angel".

 

He added: "She was full of shrapnel and yet she helped all of us. I wouldn't be alive today if it wasn't for her."