Heavily armed police rushed to an incident at a London underground station on Friday with local media reporting there had been an explosion on a train.
A Reuters witness could see six ambulances, fire engines and a helicopter at Parsons Green station in West London where the Metro newspaper reported that passengers had suffered facial burns from a blast and others had been hurt in a subsequent stampede.
Outside the station, a woman was sitting on a pavement with a bandage around her leg while armed police patrolled. A Reuters witness saw a woman being carried off on a stretcher with her legs covered in a foil blanket.
“We are aware of an incident at Parsons Green tube station. Officers are in attendance,” London police said on Twitter.
Transport for London said on Twitter service between Earls Court and Wimbledon on the district line had been stopped.
A Metro.co.uk reporter at the scene was quoted by the paper as saying that a white container exploded on the train and passengers had suffered facial burns.
She said they were “really badly burned” and their “hair was coming off”.