There has been an Explosion on London Underground train at Parsons Green and London Metropolitan Police is investigating to see if it is a Terror attack
Explosion on London Underground Train
London Metropolitan Police are investigating a suspected terrorist attack at Parsons Green underground station following a blast of a white smoldering container which is believed to be an exploding device that has caused panic.
Service on the District Line between Earls Court and Wimbledon has been suspended due to the security alert.
It is estimated about 18 people have been taken to hospital following the Explosion on London Underground Train , though none are reported to have serious injuries and British Transport Police and the ambulance service, which has sent a hazard response team, are at the scene.
Natasha Wills, assistant director of operations at London Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 08:20 to reports of an incident at Parsons Green underground station.
“We have sent multiple resources to the scene including single responders in cars, ambulance crews, incident response officers and our hazardous area response team, with the first of our medics arriving in under five minutes.
“Our initial priority is to assess the level and nature of injuries and more information will follow when we have it.” Natasha added.
London Fire Brigade said it had sent six fire engines, two fire rescue units and around 50 firefighters to the scene.
Uk Prime minister Theresa May tweeted: “My thoughts are with those injured at Parsons Green and emergency services who are responding bravely to this terrorist incident.”
She will lead a meeting of the government’s emergency committee, Cobra, this afternoon about the Explosion on London Underground Train.
Meanwhile the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has appealed for calm, saying the city “will never be intimidated or defeated by terrorism”. UK Terror Attacks