London Underground blast is treated as terror incident

An explosion on a Tube train in south-west London is being treated as terrorism, Scotland Yard has said, according to BBC.

Passengers were injured following the blast at 08:20 BST at Parsons Green station on the District Line. Pictures show a white bucket on fire inside a supermarket bag, but do not appear to show extensive damage to the inside of the carriage. Eighteen people had been taken hospital, the London Ambulance Service said in a statement.The Metropolitan Police said it was too early to confirm the cause of the fire and the station has been cordoned off.

Prime Minister Theresa May tweeted: “My thoughts are with those injured at Parsons Green and emergency services who are responding bravely to this terrorist incident.”

The government’s emergency committee, Cobra, is meeting at 13:00 BST.

Witnesses have described seeing at least one passenger with facial injuries. Others have spoken of “panic” as alarmed passengers left the train at Parsons Green station.



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