Uber was accused of overpricing the night of the terrorist attacks in London

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Users of the online service taxi service Uber in London accused the company of inflating the price in the night of Sunday, June 4, when in the British capital, a series of attacks. This was reported by the newspaper The Sun.

In particular, a resident of the British capital Simon Moores said on Twitter that for the trip, which usually costs about seven pounds, he was fined 40 pounds. Another outraged user wrote: “Absolutely disgusting that tonight, Uber has so inflated prices in London! How can you be so cynical in this situation?”

Representatives of the service explained the growth of prices automatic adjustment program sets the rates depending on the traffic demand in a particular area. Because after the attacks, the number of calls has increased dramatically, and the shipping went up.

Uber assured that the dynamic charging was stopped immediately after it became known about the incident. However, one of the company’s clients claims to have received notice of termination of growth of tariffs only after two hours after the attacks, the newspaper said.

The evening of June 3, three men of the “southern appearance” as described by their witnesses, the van ran over pedestrians near London bridge, then got to the borough market, where he got out of the car and with knives attacked passers-by. Three alleged terrorists, which was a fake suicide belts, eliminated. Also an incident occurred in the area of Vauxhall, but later the police said that he was not connected with the first.

According to the latest data, as a result of the terrorist attacks seven people were killed and about 50 were hospitalized.