Footage shows Improvised Explosive Device on fire on London train

16 September, 2017, 01:24 | Author: Terri Saunders
  • Police officers and ambulance staff on the scene following reports on social media of an explosion in London

The blast occurred at Parsons Green Tube Station shortly after 8 a.m. local time, According to Mark Rowley, Assistant Commissioner for London's Metropolitan Police Service.

London's Metro newspaper initially reported that the blast left some passengers with facial burns.

According to NBCNews.com, a home-made bomb exploded inside a train auto at Parsons Green underground station in West London at around 8.20 a.m. local time.

Pictures shared on social media showed embers burning from a white bucket which had been wrapped in a plastic shopping bag.

Prime Minister Theresa May said her thoughts were with the victims.

"At present we are aware of a number of people who have suffered injuries", the police said in a statement.

It is also being reported that people were initially told not to leave the station before an evacuation took place.

An eyewitness told Reuters that flames engulfed one carriage and raced along the train enroute to Parsons Green, forcing passengers to trample others as they rushed for an exit.

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United Kingdom police and London ambulance services are responding to the incident at Parsons Green station, southwest of the capital.

Large numbers of police, ambulances, and fire trucks are in the area, which has been cordoned off by armed police officers. REUTERS/Kevin Coombs emergency services attending an incident at Parsons Green station in west London amid reports of an explosion.

"This was a detonation of an improvised explosive device".

He added: "My honest gratitude goes to all our courageous emergency responders and the TfL (Transport for London) staff who were first on the scene".

"I saw police officers, fire brigade, and telling people to get back".

In early morning Twitter comments, Donald Trump said, "Another attack in London by a loser terrorist".

Humanity has yet again come under attackAnd people are having none of itBut London will never be defeatedPrayers and thoughts are with everyone affected What do these people gain?

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