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Parsons Green explosion: London train blast a terror attack, says police

16 September 2017, 01:07 | Darnell Patrick

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Police officers stand on duty by a cordon as a forensics tent is seen on a platform at Parsons Green underground tube station in west London on Sept. 15 2017 following an incident on an underground tube carriage at the station. (Adrian Dennis  AFP  Getty

They also say that none of the patients are in a serious or life-threatening condition.

Prime Minister Theresa May said her thoughts were with the victims.

London Fire Brigade were also on the scene, tweeting: 'We have a number of resources and specialists officers in attendance at the incident at #ParsonsGreen tube station'. United Kingdom authorities say they are treating the incident as a terrorist incident.

Londoners are growing used to terrorism and to the sight of heavily armed police patrolling the transport network.

People reported seeing a "fireball" and a "wall of flame" in the train and people "covered in blood".

A total of 22 people - including children - were injured in the explosion, with a lot of them suffering from "flash burns and are being treated in hospital, mostly for burn injuries".

An explosion occurred on a District Line train on the #London Underground at shortly after 8:20 a.m. local time Friday morning as people commuted to work.

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"I saw people with minor injuries, burns to the face, arms, legs, multiple casualties in that way.People were helping each other", he said. An image of the explosive device taken by a commuter appeared to show a white bucket in a trash bag, with wire sticking out.

"As London has proven again and again we will never be intimidated or defeated by terrorism", he added calling on Londoners to remain calm and vigilant.

An injured woman reacts outside Parsons Green tube station in London, Britain September 15, 2017. The country's threat level now stands at "severe", the second-highest behind "critical".

"Much of the bucket still seems to be intact and there appear to be no victims with lethal impact wounds", he said.

A manhunt is under way to identify the man who placed the home-made device on the subway carriage.

Donald Trump's been tweeting about the attack, calling those who planted the device "sick and demented".



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