Terror attack on London Tube by small explosion

Scotland Yard confirms that the small blast inside a carriage at the West London Parson’s Green underground station during the Friday morning rush hour was being investigated as a terrorist incident. The blast as the train pulled into the station caused a panicked stampede. Some commuters were trampled and injured, while others were treated for superficial burn injuries from the explosion. Altogether 18 taken to hospital with minor injuries. A woman in the carriage said she saw a bag on a seat, from which there was a bang and a flash. Bomb disposal police examined a suspicious small white bucket with wires coming out of it and concluded it contained either a very small improvised device or one that only partially detonated

Emergency services have assembled en masse at the scene, including armed police, British Transport police, six fire engines, 50 firefighters and ambulances. The counter-terrorism police are searching the rest of the train and the District Line of London’s underground network in case of more explosives. They are also seeking witnesses who saw the person who left the bomb, who is still at large.

The District Line from Edgeware Road to Wimbledon has been suspended, causing chaos on the London underground rail system, and a wide cordon is drawn around the station.  


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