Explosion in London Underground Tube train

Explosion in London Underground Tube train

London Underground passengers have been injured following an explosion on a district line train in South-West London.

Police and paramedics were called on Friday to Parsons Green Station in Fulham.

Police are treating the incident as terror-related, as images emerge of the suspected improvised explosive device.

The blast, which occurred at 8.20am local time came from a plastic bucket inside a shopping bag, left by the tube carriage door.

Witnesses described seeing at least one passenger with facial injuries.

Others have spoken of “panic” as alarmed passengers left the train at parsons green station.

Prime Minister Theresa May will chair a meeting of the government’s Cobra emergency committee in response to the incident.

“My thoughts are with those injured at Parsons Green and the emergency services who, once again, are responding swiftly and bravely to a suspected terrorist incident,” Ms May said in a statement.

The bucket in a plastic bag believed to have caused the explosion, with protruding wires visible. Picture: Twitter

A woman injured in the blast is treated by paramedics

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