This morning at around 8:20am in Parsons Green, South West London, a fireball was reported to have flown through the tube carriage after an explosion occurred inside which burned passengers, and after that, a panicked stampede ensued which has also injured many people as they fled from the scene.
People at the scene are being treated for facial injuries, now on social media photos are coming out, reporting a white bucket inside a supermarket bag left inside the carriage on the scene, with wires hanging out of it.
The news media have yet to confirm it is a terror attack, but surely this is yet another terror attack on London, given the presence of a device and this looks like another serious attempt at a terror attack on London. Further details are still to come.
Several people have been left with facial injuries from the fireball. The tube train was near the Parsons Green tube station, not far from Fulham, and after the incident had occurred, paramedics and police swarmed the scene of the crime. Special police operatives are currently patrolling the train line, and the tube services have been suspended on the District line between Edgware Road and Wimbledon.
Stay well clear of the area if you can and once again, let’s pray for London. So far, there are no fatalities being reported. We wait further updates.
- Emergency services including police, fire and ambulance were called at about 08:20 BST after reports of an explosion on a London-bound District Line train at Parsons Green
- Police say the explosion was caused by an “improvised explosive device” and is being treated as terrorism
- A total of 22 people were treated in hospital – police say “most” had “flash burns”
- Witnesses described seeing a white “builder’s bucket” in a supermarket bag which was on fire and a “wall of flame” in the train carriage
- A hunt for the person who placed the device – which the BBC understands had a timer – is under way
- Some people who were in the station said they saw “panicked scenes” with people being crushed by others as they tried to escape
- After chairing a meeting of Cobra, Prime Minister Theresa May said the threat of terrorism remains “severe”
- Mrs May condemned the “cowardly” attack and said the device “intended to cause significant harm”
- A 50m cordon remains in place around Parsons Green Tube station and the District Line still has no service from Earl’s Court to Wimbledon
- An increased number of police officers are at London’s Tube and train stations ahead of Friday evening’s rush hour.
Brainstain, over and out!
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