Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Madrid Bombings - Ten Years Later

During the peak rush hour period on the morning of March 11th 2004 ten explosions occurred aboard four commuter trains in Madrid. The bombs, planted by an al-Qaeda-inspired terrorist cell, killed 191 people and injured 1,800.

To mark the ten year anniversary of the Madrid bombings Cadener SER has released a sound map, Los sonidos del 11M, which features some harrowing recordings of the bombs and from journalists and politicians as they react to the news of the bombings.

The map begins with the harrowing voice message of a passenger on one of the trains, during which one of the bombs can be heard exploding. The map automatically animates through the mapped recordings but includes forward and back arrows so that you can manually navigate to the next and previous recording.

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