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Explosion Hits London's Underground Tube Train, Police Confirms Terrorist Attack

16 September 2017, 01:05 | Terri Saunders

Emergency services attending an incident at Parsons Green station in west London amid reports of an explosion

Emergency services attending an incident at Parsons Green station in west London amid reports of an explosion

Emergency services rushed to the Parsons Green underground station in southwest London after reports of an explosion on a rush-hour commuter train.

The Metropolitan Police said a number of people had been injured and advised people to avoid the area following the blast at 08:20 BST (07:20 GMT) at Parsons Green station.

"Terrorist attack reported on Friday at Parsons Green tube station in west London, British police stated that its related to a 'terrorist incident".

A Metro.co.uk reporter at the scene was quoted by the paper as saying that some passengers were "really badly burned" and their "hair was coming off".

As you know, the explosion took place in the last vehicle of the train - they blew up the white container.

Pictures posted online show a flaming bucket with wires protruding from it, in a plastic bag on the floor of a carriage.

Downing Street announced that Prime Minister Theresa May would be presiding over a Cobra emergency committee meeting to discuss the incident. The station is cordoned off and several routes suspended.

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Witnesses from the train reported seeing a large flash or fireball.

Emergency services attend to the scene near Parsons Green station September 15 in London.

The London Ambulance Service said none of the injured were believed to be in serious condition.

Scotland Yard said a suspected "bucket bomb" exploded and the incident was being treated as a "terrorist attack".

Donald Trump's been tweeting about the attack, calling those who planted the device "sick and demented".

Otso Iho, a senior analyst at Jane's Terrorism and Insurgency Centre, said the latest attack showed a "continued high intent, but low capability" of the terrorism threat in Britain.

The incident prompted panic in the subway - which is the world's oldest and among busiest - disrupting schedules while drawing a quick and heavy response from rescue workers and police.



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