London Tube bomb attack leaves 29 injured
Victims escape as explosion happened while train was at Parsons Green station, more hurt in ensuing stampede
What really happened
The explosion happened at 8:20 am on a District Line Tube train en route to West London. Commuters reported hearing a bang and seeing a fireball flying down the carriage. Most of the injured sustained flash burns.
IED employed for attack
An improvised explosive device (IED) was used for the attack, which has been deemed as a “terrorist incident” by the Scotland Yard. This is now the fifth terrorist attack to have occurred in Britain in the last six months.
Trump’s response irks May
UK PM Theresa May lashed out at Donald Trump’s tweets on the attack, which claimed that it involved “sick and demented people in the sights of Scotland Yard”, despite no such information being released by police.
An injured woman receives assistance from police officers, close to Parsons Green station in west London, after the explosion on Friday |