Breaking News- explosion on London underground

Police are investigating an incident the London Underground amid reports of an explosion.

The blast left a number of passengers with facial burns, it has been reported.

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A number of commuters have been injured after an explosion on a London Underground train. A fireball has reportedly left a several people with facial burns on the train in Parsons Green, south London, with others ‘running for their lives’.

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Pictures from the District Line train appear to show a burning plastic bucket stashed in a Lidl carrier bag, which exploded.
Emergency services are at the scene in South London with early reports suggesting several are injured.

Emma Stevie tweeted: ‘I’m safe – just had to run for my life at #ParsonsGreen station – huge stamped, lots injured. Not sure why – fire/explosion mentioned.’

Ben Lee wrote: ‘Just been evacuated at #parsonsgreen – panic from rearmost carriage – pax saw smoke but NO injuries’

Horrified witnesses on social media claim people are ‘screaming and running off trains’.

Scotland Yard said it was aware of the incident at Parsons Green station and officers were in attendance.

The authorities said there was no service between Earls Court and Wimbledon on the District Line.

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