Injuries Reported after Explosion on London Underground
Albanian Daily News
Published September 15, 2017
Emergency services attend the scene of an incident at Parsons Green station in west London. Photograph: Richard Aylmer-Hall/PASeveral people have been injured at Parsons Green underground station in west London after a reported explosion.
Passengers reported seeing a device on a tube train at the station and hearing a bang during the Friday morning rush-hour.
The Metropolitan and British Transport police forces, including armed officers, attended the scene, along with the London ambulance service and the London fire brigade, though none was immediately able to provide further details.
A Transport for London spokeswoman said the District line had been suspended between Earl’s Court and Wimbledon due to a security alert.
One witness said there were injuries at the station after a “stampede” of passengers.
Media technology consultant Richard Aylmer-Hall, 53, was sitting on the District line train bound for central London at about 8.20am when he said there was panic around him.
“Suddenly there was panic, lots of people shouting, screaming, lots of screaming,” he said. “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 added: “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. Some people got pushed over and trampled on. I saw two women being treated by ambulance crews.”
A reporter from London’s Metro newspaper said he had seen people with facial burns. The BBC’s Sophie Raworth said she had seen two ambulances leaving the scene and several people treated, including a woman with burns.
(Source: The Guardian)