Reported explosion and stampede at London subway station – New York News

LONDON >> A reported explosion at a train station sent commuters stampeding in panic, injuring several people on Friday at the height of London’s morning rush hour, and police said they were investigating it as a terrorist attack.

Photos taken inside a District Line train show a white plastic bucket inside a supermarket shopping bag. Flames and what appear to be wires can be seen. London ambulance services said they had sent multiple crews to the Parsons Green station. Police advised people to avoid the area in southwest London.

A commuter whose train had just stopped there, Richard Aylmer-Hall, said he saw several people injured, apparently trampled as they fled what he described as a packed train. At capacity, the train could hold more than 800 people.

“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. “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.”


Aerial footage later showed other commuters being evacuated along the elevated track. The train

The ambulance service said multiple crews had been dispatched to the above-ground subway station.

London’s Metropolitan Police said counterterrorism investigators were at the Parsons Green subway station in the southwest of the capital and that “a number” of people were injured in what they described as a fire. Several people appeared to have burn injuries.

Police say it’s “too early to confirm the cause of…

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