A white container burns inside a London Underground subway carriage in London on September 15.

Reports Of Multiple Injuries After Explosion On London Subway

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The FINANCIALBritish media reports say a white container has exploded on a London Underground subway train in southwest London.

Initial reports suggested there were multiple injuries, including cases of people suffering from facial burns.

Police on September 15 confirmed they were responding to “an incident” at Parsons Green station in southwest London, which is on the Wimbledon branch of the London subway system’s District line.

One witness told Reuters he was on a train at Parsons Green when he heard a “whoosh” and saw the next car become engulfed in flames, according to GMT.

Reuters also quoted witnesses who said people were injured when a stampede of travelers fled Parsons Green station.

Armed police were on the scene, while ambulance crews and hazardous response teams were treating the injured.

Hazardous response teams are comprised of specialist paramedics who work in so-called “hot zones,” including sites of industrial accidents and explosions.

London transportation officials announced that services were halted on the District line between the Edgware Road and Wimbledon stations shortly after the reported blast.

Based on reporting by Reuters, AP, The Sun, and Metro

 

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