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Parsons Green explosion: London train blast a terror attack, says police

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London: Several people were injured at a London underground station on Friday after witnesses reported a blast on a packed rush-hour commuter train which police were treating as a terrorism incident.

Witnesses reported seeing a number of casualties “covered in blood”, after an explosion on a busy commuter carriage at Parsons Green Underground station, near Fulham, southwest London during rush hour.

Terror police are at the scene along with other members of the emergency services.

The ambulance service said it had sent a hazardous area response team to the incident.

Prime Minister Theresa May was “receiving regular updates” on the situation and was to lead a meeting of the Government’s emergency COBRA committee later.

An unverified picture circulating on social media showed a white bucket with a supermarket freezer bag on the floor of one train carriage. The bucket was in flames and there appeared to be wires coming out of the top.

 

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