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.
Explosion on Parsons Green district line train. Fireball flew down carriage and we just jumped out open door. pic.twitter.com/pGbfotbfsJ
— Rigs (@RRigs) September 15, 2017
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.
This is the device that has exploded at Parsons Green the image clearly shows wires and a bucket within a freezer bag. pic.twitter.com/Z4PciWS90M
— Police Hour (@PoliceHour) September 15, 2017
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.
BBC helicopter shows scene at Parsons Green. pic.twitter.com/ephDbt2PKK
— Victoria Derbyshire (@VictoriaLIVE) September 15, 2017
District Line services have been suspended.
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