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London Death Toll Climbs To 52

11 July 2005 -- British police today said that the number of people killed in the 7 July bombings in London has risen to 52 from 49.

Police say that recovery efforts are still ongoing in the subway tunnels where at least three of the blasts occurred.

Subway trains and city buses were packed today, although the situation remains tense in the capital.

Police today closed off Whitehall and Parliament Square, where the prime minister's residence and some of the main government ministries are located, because of a new bomb scare.

A suspicious parcel on a bus was investigated, but no explosives were found and the roads were reopened.

France today said that about 10 of its citizens believed to have been in London remain unaccounted for. Poland says 17 Poles who were believed to be in London are unaccounted for.