Parsons Green: London Underground blast is terror incident

An explosion on a Tube train in South-West London is now being treated as terrorism.

A number of passengers have been injured following the blast, which occurred this morning during rush hour at Parsons Green station, in Fulham.


Witnesses have described seeing at least one passenger with facial injuries, and others have spoken of ‘panic’ as chaos ensued when alarmed passengers left the train from Parsons Green.

The station has been cordoned off and Police are advising people to avoid the area.


Passenger Peter Crowley said he was sat in the carriage when the explosion occurred. He said his head was burned by a “really intense fireball above my head”. He added, “There were people a lot worse than me.”

The UK terrorism threat level is currently at ‘severe’, meaning an attack is highly likely. As members of the public, you will naturally become more vigilant; it’s imperative that this remains, with an increased awareness of what is going on around you.

When travelling to and from work, consider if it is sensible to wear a uniform or company branding. Although the threat isn’t directed at specific targets, we must take all reasonable measures to ensure personal safety.

Social media can be a useful way of communicating news, but please, ensure that your security settings are set to private and that you are mindful of what information you are sharing.

Police have confirmed – “Our initial priority is to assess the level and nature of injuries. More information will follow when we have it.”

Image Sources: BBC News and The Guardian
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