Blast hits un­der­ground train in west London

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LONDON (AP) – A com­muter whose train had just left the Parsons Green sta­tion in south­west London said there was panic after a woman on the plat­form saw what ap­peared to be an ex­plo­sion.

Richard Aylmer-Hall said he saw sev­eral peo­ple in­jured, ap­par­ently tram­pled as they fled.

“There was a woman on the plat­form who said she had seen a bag, a flash and a bang, so ob­vi­ously some­thing had gone off,” he said. “Some peo­ple got pushed over and tram­pled on, I saw two women be­ing treated by am­bu­lance crews.”

He said he did not be­lieve any- one was hurt by the ac­tual de­vice. The London am­bu­lance ser­vice said mul­ti­ple crews had been dis­patched.

Po­lice con­firmed the in­ci­dent Fri­day morn­ing. Few de­tails were re­leased as emer­gency ser­vices rushed to the scene. The sta­tion was closed. The in­ci­dent hap­pened dur­ing rush hour when the Un­der­ground sys­tem is crowded.

Pas­sen­gers were ad­vised to use al­ter­nate routes. London Fire Bri­gade said they were called to the scene at 8:21 am Fri­day. The London Am­bu­lance Ser­vice said it was work­ing with po­lice on the scene.

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