Published: Sat, September 16, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Reports of explosion on London Underground

Reports of explosion on London Underground

Several people were injured after what police described as a "terrorist incident" occurred on a London Tube train on Friday during the morning rush hour in the city.

A total of 22 people - including children - were injured in the explosion, with majority suffering from "flash burns and are being treated in hospital, mostly for burn injuries".

British police said on Friday that they were treating as a "terrorist incident" reports of a blast at the Parsons Green Underground station in the southwest of the capital.

Crowley said, "My head was burned by a "really hot intense fireball above my head", and added, "There were people a lot worse than me".

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A picture on social media showed flames coming out of a white bucket on an underground train, but did not appear to show extensive damage in the carriage.

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Friday's fire was the fifth terrorism-related attack in London in 2017. Speaking to locals he said that the mood was tense, one local resident said that they did not expect this kind of thing to happen in the area.

Numerous injuries are believed to have been suffered when hundreds of passengers fled from the train to exit the station amid "shouting and screaming".

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By far, some residents evacuated from their homes around Parsons Green station are being allowed to return, according to reports by the Sky News.

The current threat level for Britain is severe meaning an attack is highly likely.

"It is too early to confirm the cause of the fire, which will be subject to the investigation that is now underway by the Met's Counter Terrorism Command".

Speaking at the incident, a Metropolitan Police spokesperson said they were investigating a "critical and extremely serious incident", relating to what seemed like an "item exploding to a small degree".

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President Donald Trump responded to the news via Twitter at 6:42 a.m. EST, calling those responsible for the attack "sick and demented people".

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