22 injured in London terror train attack

Frederick Owens
September 16, 2017

According to reports, Downing Street said that British Prime Minister Theresa May " was receiving regular updates" on the situation.

The British Transport police also tweeted, "We're aware of an incident at Parson Green station".

This is fourth terrorist attack in the United Kingdom this year following separate attacks in Manchester, London Bridge and Finsbury Park.

He said the train was packed with people.

After this incident, many metro commuters suffered facial burns while others were injured in a subsequent stampede but no casualties have been reported so far, as per the Metro newspaper.

An explosion occurred on a District Line train on the #London Underground at shortly after 8:20 a.m. local time Friday morning as people commuted to work.

Pictures taken at the scene showed a white bucket in flames containing a freezer bag on the floor of one train carriage.

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Numerous injuries are believed to have been suffered when hundreds of passengers fled from the train to exit the station amid "shouting and screaming".

Police were called to the Parsons Green station in southwest London this morning after a woman on the platform saw what she says was an explosion.

Scotland Yard has declared the explosion a terrorist incident, and its counter-terrorism unit is investigating. The country's threat level now stands at "severe", the second-highest behind "critical".

Rowley added it was understood that "most" of the 22 injured were suffering from "flash burns".

"Our city utterly condemns the ugly individuals who attempt to use terror to harm us and destroy our way of life", he said.

"Our city utterly condemns the disgusting individuals who attempt to use terror to harm us and destroy our way of life", London Mayor Sadiq Khan said in a statement. "The internet is their main recruitment tool which we must cut off & use better!"

"Loser terrorists must be dealt with in a much tougher manner".

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