Irishwoman Feared Dead; Heartbreak Search for Missing Death Toll Could Be 70 Biggest Manhunt Ever

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AN Irishwoman is believed to be among the dozens killed in the London bombings, it was revealed yesterday.

Embassy officials in London are working with the police to try to identify the woman - thought to be the only Irish victim.

An Irish Government source said last night: "Her relatives are concerned, she hasn't made any contact since Thursday's bombings."

Police confirmed at least 49 people died in the atrocity.

A Foreign Affairs spokesman said there are "serious concerns" for one Irishwoman who has been living in Britain for several years.

He added: "There are one or two Irish people about whom there are concerns and the embassy in London is following up these cases with the Metropolitan Police. Tube survivor Dylan Lawless, from Loughrea, Co Galway, who was on a train next to a carriage which exploded in flames, gave a graphic account of how he escaped.

He told how they heard a massive bang and then the lights went out. …