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Memorial unveiled to victims of war time civilian disaster

A long-awaited memorial to commemorate the Bethnal Green Tube Disaster of 1943, in which 173 people died, has been officially unveiled in London.

After more than a decade of campaigning and fundraising, the £600,000 Stairway to Heaven memorial in Bethnal Green Gardens finally honours those killed and injured, along with rescuers and medical staff, in Britain’s worst civilian tragedy of World War II. The disaster unfolded on the night of 3 March 1943, when around 300 men, women and children were caught in a terrifying crush in the blacked-out stairwell while trying to seek shelter in Bethnal Green Underground station during an air raid.

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