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Explosion reported on London Tube train

  • Explosion reported on London Tube train

Police say they're dealing with reports of an explosion on a London Underground train.Ambulance crews are also at the Parsons Green District Line station in west London.Pictures appeared to show an explosion in a bucket towards the rear of a train - news agencies are sharing this picture from social media but it's not confirmed to be linked to the incident as yet.

Media technology consultant Richard Aylmer-Hall, 53, was sitting on the District Line train bound for central London when panic unfolded at around 8.20am.He said he saw several people injured, having apparently been trampled as they tried to escape.

He said: *I was blissfully reading my paper and listening to a podcast and suddenly the whole world charged past me down the platform, down the Tube.*``I was on the Tube, we had just stopped at Parsons Green, I was on my way up from Wimbledon towards Paddington and suddenly there was panic, lots of people shouting, screaming, lots of screaming.``There was a woman on the platform who said she had seen a bag, a flash and a bang, so obviously something had gone off.

``It was an absolutely packed, rush-hour District Line train from Wimbledon to Edgware Road.``I saw crying women, there was lots of shouting and screaming, there was a bit of a crush on the stairs going down to the streets.Transport for London said it is ``investigating an incident at Parsons Green'' and urged customers travelling between Wimbledon and Earls Court to use alternative routes.

We would advise people to avoid the area

Natasha Wills, of London Ambulance Service said: ``We were called at 8.20am to reports of an incident at Parsons Green underground station.``We have sent multiple resources to the scene including single responders in cars, ambulance crews, incident response officers and our hazardous area response team, with the first of our medics arriving in under five minutes.``Our initial priority is to assess the level and nature of injuries. More information will follow when we have it.'London Fire Brigade said they were called to the incident at 8.21am on Friday


: September 15, 2017 1:45 pm
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Explosion reported on London Tube train
Explosion reported on London Tube train

Police say they're dealing with reports of an explosion on a London Underground train.Ambulance

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