Published On: Fri, Sep 15th, 2017

Explosion hits London Tube train, many passengers injured

London: An explosion was reported from a carriage of a London Tube train on Friday, causing injuries as panicky passengers tried to escape from the scene, witnesses and officials said.

It was a home-made device that exploded

The Metropolitan and British Transport police forces were at the scene at Parsons Green station in south-west London, the Guardian reported. But no one could provide further details on what happened.

Transport for London tweeted: “We are investigating an incident at Parsons Green.” Train services between Earl’s Court and Wimbledon on the District Line were suspended.

A witness told the daily that there were injuries at the station after a stampede.

A picture on social media showed a white bucket inside a supermarket bag, but did not appear to suggest extensive damage in the carriage, reports the BBC.

A BBC London Correspondent who was at Parsons Green on her way in to work said: “There was panic as people rushed from the train, hearing what appeared to be an explosion… People were left with cuts and grazes from trying to flee the scene.”

A commuter whose train had just left the Parsons Green station says there was panic after a woman on the platform saw what appeared to be an explosion.

Richard Aylmer-Hall said he saw several people injured, apparently trampled as they fled.

“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,” he said.

Sources said that it was a home-made device that exploded. A similar kind of explosive device was also recovered from the site, sources added.

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