Explosion at Parson's Green tube station in London - reports

Police and ambulance crews are responding to reports of an explosion on an underground tube at Parson's Green underground station in London.

Friday, 15th September 2017, 10:07 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th September 2017, 11:42 am
Emergency services attending an incident at Parsons Green station in west London amid reports of an explosion. Picture: PA

Pictures from commuters on a District Line train appear to show a burning white plastic bucket in a Lidl carrier bag.

Early reports suggest the explosion left passengers with ‘facial burns’ after ‘a fireball flew down a carriage’.

British Transport Police said: “We’re aware of an incident at Parsons Green station. Officers are at the scene. The station is closed.”

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Transport for London said it is “investigating an incident at Parsons Green” and urged customers travelling between Wimbledon and Earls Court to use alternative routes.

A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We are on scene alongside the Metropolitan Police at Parsons Green.”

London Fire Brigade said they were called to the incident at 8.21am on Friday.

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Emergency services attending an incident at Parsons Green station. Picture: PA
Emergency services attending an incident at Parsons Green station. Picture: PA