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.

Emergency services attending an incident at Parsons Green station in west London amid reports of an explosion. Picture: PA
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’.

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

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