Friday, September 15, 2017

Explosion From 'Bucket Bomb' On London Subway Train - Treated As Terrorist Incident

Explosion From "Bucket Bomb" On London Subway Train Treated As Terrorist Incident: Live Feed

London police are responding to “a terrorist incident” at Parsons Green tube station in London, following an explosion on a packed rush-hour commuter train on Friday morning. Several people have been reportedly injured. 
The details of the incident weren’t immediately clear, but witnesses described what sounded like an explosion and a burst of flames on a car of a train as it was stopped at the Parsons Green station in West London. They described panic and chaos as passengers rushed to flee across a crowded platform during the morning rush hour.  
One eyewitness described an "Explosion on Parsons Green district line train. Fireball flew down carriage and we just jumped out open door"
The Metro newspaper reported that passengers had suffered facial burns from a blast and others had been hurt in a subsequent stampede. “I was on second carriage from the back. I just heard a kind of whoosh. I looked up and saw the whole carriage engulfed in flames making its way towards me,” a man who was on the train told Reuters
“We are aware of an incident at #ParsonsGreen tube station. Officers are in attendance,” London police said on Twitter. 
Parsons Green subway station in west London was cordoned off as counter-terrorism police investigated, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement. A number of people were injured, the Met said, and the Press Association said passengers suffered facial burns and some were hurt in a stampede.
A photo posted on social media showed personal belongings and a white bucket in a supermarket freezer bag with what appeared to be wires coming out of the top on the floor of one train carriage.

A passenger shared images of his singed hair after the incident. “Charred head from the fireball at Parsons Green,” Peter Crowley tweeted.

The London Ambulance Service said it received a call at 8:20 a.m. and sent multiple vehicles to the scene. Emergency services swarmed the area, which was taped off behind a large cordon. Police advised people to stay away from the area.
Outside the station, a woman was sitting on a pavement with a bandage around her leg, while armed police patrolled. A Reuters witness saw a woman being carried off on a stretcher with her legs covered in a foil blanket.
A Reuters witness could see a bomb disposal unit at the scene while the fire brigade said it had sent six engines and 50 firefighters. London Ambulance said it had sent “multiple resources” including its hazardous area response team to the scene. “Our initial priority is to assess the level and nature of injuries,” it said. 
Transport for London said on Twitter there was no service on the western part of the District Line which runs through Parsons Green. 
“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,” British Prime Minister Theresa May said. May will chair a Cabinet Office Briefing Room (Cobra) emergency meeting Friday afternoon, Downing Street said.
“Obviously, everybody should keep calm and go about their lives in a normal way, as normal as they possibly can,” Foreign Secretary and former London Mayor Boris Johnson told Sky News. “As far as I understand it, the British Transport Police and TfL are on it and they will be updating their websites as and when we have more information.”
According to the London Ambulance Service, 18 people have been taken to hospital following the "terrorist incident."

Britain has suffered four attacks blamed on terrorists so far this year which killed 36 people. In 2005, 52 people were killed when four British Islamists carried out suicide bomb attacks on three London underground trains and a bus. 
Commenting on the attack, Trump tweeted this morning: "Another attack in London by a loser terrorist.These are sick and demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard. Must be proactive!... The travel ban into the United States should be far larger, tougher and more specific-but stupidly, that would not be politically correct!"

British Police Treat London Tube Station Incident as Terrorism; 18 Hospitalized

UK police have declared the reported blast inside London's Parsons Green tube station a terrorist incident.
Police said several people were injured after what was described as white container had gone off inside a car toward the rear of the train. The police said it was too early to confirm the cause of the fire and are conducting in investigation into the suspected object. The Parsons Green station remains closed. The police urged people to avoid the area.
"At present we are aware of a number of people who have suffered injuries… Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, the senior national coordinator for CT policing, has declared it [the blast] a terrorist incident," police said in a statement.

The London Ambulance later said 18 people had been taken to hospital, all without life-threatening injuries.
Sputnik provides live broadcast from the scene.
Following the explosion, Transport for London (TfL) said that trains movement on the line where the incident had taken place had been suspended.

The UK capital has recently suffered a string of terrorist attacks.
In early June, a vehicle hit pedestrians on London Bridge. The vehicle with three suspects continued to drive from London Bridge to Borough Market, after which the suspects left the vehicle and carried out a stabbing attack at the market. The attackers were confronted by the police and shot dead within minutes.
In late March, 4 people were killed and many were injured after a vehicle drove into a crowd on London’s Westminster Bridge near the UK Parliament building. One man was later shot by police after he stabbed an officer inside the Parliament compound.


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