Police in London are suspecting that there could be a terrorist attack attempt on an underground train. This follows after an explosion happened in the underground train way.
Emergency services unit were called by the Metropolitan area police to Parsons Green station in west London at around 8.20am local time (07:20 GMT) following reports of a fire on the commuter train.
The fire incidence was raised from a bucket that was wrapped in an insulated bag. This caused panic resulting to a stampede of commuters who were fully packed in the London subway train on Friday, amid the morning rush hour. Police said they were investigating the incident as they were treating the matter as a “terrorist” attack.
“Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, the senior national coordinator for CT policing, has declared it a terrorist incident,” said the Metropolitan Police in a statement.
According to reports, several individuals were injured, but its still unclear whether it had to do with the stampede or the incident.
“It’s rush hour in London, and the stations are filled to the brim with people, so it seems like it was a chaotic scene,” one of the ladies said.
“Flames engulfed one carriage and raced along a train on a west London route to Parsons Green, forcing passengers to trample others as they rushed for an exit,” said one of the witnesses.