The bomb which exploded in a stolen van outside Belfast's main railway station on Wednesday (March 22) injured at least fifty people and demolished the building's roof.
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Background: The bomb which exploded in a stolen van outside Belfast's main railway station on Wednesday (March 22) injured at least fifty people and demolished the building's roof. The station, which connects Belfast in Northern Ireland with Dublin, capital of the independent Irish Republic across the border, is next to the Europa Hotel -- scene of three previous bomb blasts.
Police were shepherding people away from the station, in response to anonymous telephone warnings, when the bomb exploded in a van in the station's car park. Security forces later said the telephone warnings were designed to lure people away from the station -- where some of the calls said a bomb was planted -- and into the car park, to provide victims for the blast.
Among the injured were women working in the Europa Hotel, which was damaged by the blast, and several elderly women attending a religious meeting in a nearby hall. Shops and offices were also damaged, and some people inside were injured.