Several injured in London Tube train explosion

Several injured in London Tube train explosion

Several injured in London Tube train explosion

Written by Kumudu Jayawardana

15 Sep, 2017 | 1:36 pm

An explosion has occurred on a Tube train at Parsons Green, London, leaving victims with facial burns.

The explosion occurred on a Tube train at Parsons Green station this morning. Witnesses said victims suffered facial injuries after a white canister exploded.

One witness said there were “lots” of people injured after the explosion and a subsequent stampede.

She said: “I’m safe – just had to run for my life at #ParsonsGreen station – huge stampede, lots injured. Not sure why – fire/explosion mentioned.”

Police confirmed they are investigating an “incident”. Transport for London said: “We are investigating an incident at Parsons Green. Customers travelling btn Wimbledon & Earl’s Court are advised to use alternative routes.”

London Ambulance said: “We are on scene alongside @metpoliceuk at #ParsonsGreen. More information to follow.”

One photo at the scene showed a woman sat on the pavement being treated by a responder.Shocked commuters took to Twitter to describe the scene.

One said: “What the f**k is happening at Parsons Green – never been so scared – can we get an announcement???”

Another said: “Horror on District Line at Parsons Green due to explosion / fire on train.

“People struggling to get out of the station.”

A third said: “What’s happening at Parsons Green, panic on the platform reports of fire or explosion in a bag. No announcements.”

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