Multiple people injured after London train station explosion

20 June, 2018, 00:31 | Author: Wade Massey
  • Several injured after ‘minor explosion’ at London tube station

Police were called to Southgate underground station when the "minor" explosion was first reported.

Specialist police and paramedics rushed to Southgate station and commuters were warned to stay away from the area.

Scotland Yard says it was called to a "suspicious package" and a number of people running from the north London station just after 19:00 this evening.

A police cordon surrounds the station and there was still a police presence coming up to 10pm.

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'We are not aware of any serious injury'. I could smell burning (like rubber) and saw multiple people hurrying for the exits.

There is now no Piccadilly line service between Arnos Grove and Cockfosters. Suspect device found/gone off inside tube.

Some accounts indicate that there was a tipoff of a suspicious package which was being investigated by the police at the time of the explosion. It's not yet clear where in the station the explosion occurred. "There must be around 50 or 60 police, an ambulance, fire arms and dog units". "No serious injuries reported and enquiries continue", confirmed British Transport Police.

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