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Parsons Green declared as a terror incident as homemade bomb explodes

Police have confirmed that they are treating Parsons Green as a terrorist incident after this homemade bomb exploded at  Parsons Green Tube Station, it clearly shows a white bucket in a freezer bag with a number of wires coming out of the bucket.

The British Transport Police have handed the investigation over to Terror Police & Security Services they will now take the lead on the investigation.

It is believed the panic of the situation has caused a number of injuries from people pushing to escape the incident.

A number of people are believed to have suffered burns as a result of the blast which is believed to have flashed and a loud bang was heard.

The blast occurred as the train pulled into Parsons Green Tube Station as soon as the doors opened.

All those injured within the incident are walking wounded with burns to arms, legs, and face there is no reported life threatening injuries at the moment however that may change as more information is released.

There was very little damage to the train, but a burning bucket can be seen clearly seen within the image.

Police and emergency services have responded to reports of an Explosion at Parson Green Tube Station in London.

The incident occurred at Parsons Green Underground Staton in South-west London at 8.20am.

An image appeared on social media which showed a white bucket with a bag inside, there is no damage to the train, however, the incident has sparked a huge emergency response and caused delays across the underground network.

The Metropolitan Police have advised people to avoid the area. Injuries have been only reported from the panic that the sound of the explosion caused.

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that Counter-terrorism police & security services monitoring events at Parsons Green, however, the incident remains a British Transport Police investigation.

The London Fire Brigade has sent six fire engines along with a fire rescue unit and 50 firefighters.

The London Ambulance service is also at the scene of the incident.

Natasha Wills, of London Ambulance Service, said: “We were called at 8.20am 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. More information will follow when we have it.”

The BBC News helicopter shows the scene at Parsons Green, Underground, the service at this station runs overground.

District Line services have been suspended.

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