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It is 70 years since 173 people were crushed to death at an air-raid shelter in east London during World War II. Sixty-two children were among the dead.

It's 70 years since 173 people were crushed to death at an air-raid shelter in east London during World War II. They were killed as they sought refuge in an underground train station. Sixty-two children were among the dead. We hear from one of the children who survived.

Photo: Londoners sheltering from an air-raid in an underground train station, during World War II (Getty Images).

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Sat 2 Mar 2013 03:50GMT

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