London came to a standstill today to mark the victims of the Asian tsunami disaster which killed 150,000 people. Shops, drivers, office workers and pedestrians all fell silent at midday to remember the victims and survivors of the waves which have brought devastation to the region.
In Southwark’s Walworth Road the silence was disrupted by a lone number 12 bus driver sounding his horn to move traffic on.
One passenger told MayorWatch, "It was awful. Everyone in the street was remembering those who died but the driver seemed not to care. All he wanted was the traffic in front to move on."
MayorWatch have contacted John Trayner at London General, operators of Route 12, who "apologises" for the incident and confirms that a group call was made via the bus radio network informing drivers of the silence.
Mr Trayner promised that the matter "would be investigated" and appropriate action taken where necessary and stressed that the company has every respect for those killed or affected by the disaster.