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Blast on London Underground train injures commuters: Report

Press Trust of India  |  London 

An on a Underground train at a station in south-west today left several commuters injured and caused panic in the area, media reports said.

Transport for (TfL) said the District Line was partially suspended because of a "security alert", the Independent reported.

The city's District Line has been affected at Parsons Green station and several people are believed to have been hurt as a result of a large white plastic bucket in a supermarket plastic bag exploding in one of the carriages.

"We are aware of reports on RE #ParsonsGreen. We will release facts when we can - our info must be accurate," the Metropolitan Police said on Twitter.

While the nature of the is not yet known, Police bomb squads and fire crews have been rushed to the station along with ambulances.

Eyewitnesses from shops outside the station have reported seeing people with facial injuries. Many have been told to stay in lockdown until the police gives an all clear.

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

First Published: Fri, September 15 2017. 14:07 IST