There has been a reported explosion on the London Underground at 8:20 a.m. and a witness said people have been injured in a “stampede.”
People did not get hurt from the explosion at Parsons Green station but from the ensuing chaos after it as people rushed to run away. One commuter said people were “pushed and trampled on.”
The “explosion” happened on board a packed Tube train during the morning rush hour. Commuters heard an explosion and felt a “heatwave” move through a carriage on board a District line train.
Commuters and witnesses said they were “horrified and shaken” after the incident as London has been rocked by several terrorist acts this year alone.
Ambulances arrived swiftly and injured people were quickly attended to. The emergency staff are still assessing the level and nature of the victims’ injuries.
One passenger said to the local media that she saw a lady who appeared to have been “burned” and a man with “a wound on his head.”
Law enforcement officers have arrived at the scene in great forces. All trains are suspended between Earl’s Court and Wimbledon as the priority is for emergency services to deal with the incident.
A photo allegedly from the incident of the explosion shows what appears to look like a bucket on the train which seems to have flames coming from it.
Another witness told the local media that a woman on the platform said she has seen a bag, saw a flash then heard a bang indicating that something had gone off.
Other witnesses interviewed said there were chaos after the supposed explosion with women crying, and people shouting and screaming, and all rushing to get out to the streets.
There is no word from authorities yet if they are considering the incident as a terror attack. And if they have already a suspect or suspects for the supposed explosion.
No official word yet as the officials are still gathering information on the scene and attending to the injured.
This is a developing story and The Goldwater will update as more information comes in.