Device explodes on London Tube train at Parsons Green

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Map of the station area (station centre)
Image: Open Street Map.

This morning local time an explosion, now officially considered a terrorist incident, was reported on a London underground train which was stopped at Parsons Green in south-west London. The explosion has been officially confirmed caused by an improvised device placed in a white bucket inside a Lidl shopping bag. Reports also indicate a timer attached to the explosive. At least 29 people were injured, NHS England said this afternoon.

Officers and ambulance staff were on the scene this morning, with reports of burn and crush injuries. Detectives and MI5 were investigating.

BBC News presenter Sophie Raworth described seeing a woman on a stretcher with face and leg burns.

In a statement after the incident, British Prime Minister Theresa May said, "My thoughts are with those injured at Parsons Green and emergency services who are responding bravely to this terrorist incident."