London: Passengers evacuated after explosive detonated on tube


Emergency services are on high alert in London after reports of an explosion on a tube train.

The incident occurred at Parsons Green Tube station this morning, and 22 people were injured.

Pictures uploaded to Twitter show an explosion in a bucket concealed in a shopping bag.

'I was on the Tube, we had just stopped at Parsons Green, I was on my way up from Wimbledon towards Paddington and suddenly there was panic, lots of people shouting, screaming, lots of screaming,' an eyewitness told Breaking News.

'There was a woman on the platform who said she had seen a bag, a flash and a bang, so obviously something had gone off.'

'It was an absolutely packed, rush-hour District Line train from Wimbledon to Edgware Road.'

'I saw crying women, there was lots of shouting and screaming, there was a bit of a crush on the stairs going down to the streets.'

The crude explosive was detonated at around 8.20am.

'We have a number of resources and specialists officers in attendance at the incident at #ParsonsGreen tube station' reads a tweet from The London Fire Brigade.