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Parsons Green terror attack: Theresa May to hold Cobra meeting

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U.K. Prime Minister will chair an emergency COBRA meeting on Friday, following the blast on a tube train at the Parsons Green Station in that left many passengers injured with facial burns.

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that the on a train at Parsons Green Station is being treated as

According to the health service, 22 people are injured in the terror attack.

"I am in close contact with Metropolitan Police, Transport for Governemnt and other eergency services who are responding at the scene and leading the investigation. I will be attending the emergency COBRA meeting in Whitehall this afternoon with the Prime Minister," Mirror quoted Mayor Sadiq Khan as saying.

"My thoughts are with those injured at Parsons Green and emergency services who are responding bravely to this terrorist incident," tweeted British Prime Minister

Sadiq Khan has condemned "hideous" after reports of an on a Tube train, adding: "We will never be defeated."

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said, "The police were called at approximately 08:20 hrs on Friday, September 15 to Parsons Green Underground Station following reports of an incident on a tube train."

"The officers from the Metropolitan Police Service and the British Transport Police are in attendance along with the Fire Brigade and the Ambulance Service. We would advise people to avoid the area," the spokesman added.

Reports of "facial burns" and a passenger rush to escape emerged Friday morning after an occurred at a subway station in southwest

"The Met's Counter Command are investigating after the incident at #ParsonsGreen tube station is declared a terrorist incident," the Metropolitan Police tweeted

Natasha Wills, the Assistant Director of Operations at the Ambulance Service, said, "We were called at 8:20 a.m. to reports of an incident at Parsons Green underground station."

"We have sent multiple resources to the scene including single responders in cars, ambulance crews, incident response officers and our hazardous area response team, with the first of our medics arriving in under five minutes," Wills added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, September 15 2017. 17:42 IST
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