I heard a scream then saw flames come to­wards me

Daily Record - - NEWS - TOM PARRY re­porters@dai­lyrecord.co.uk

PAS­SEN­GERS on the Dis­trict Line train stam­peded in fear for their lives af­ter a “wall of fire” ripped through their packed un­der­ground train.

Wit­nesses told how chil­dren as young as 10 were “packed like sar­dines” against com­muters at 8.20am yes­ter­day when they be­came the tar­gets of another ter­ror at­tack.

Lau­ren Hub­bard, 24, said: “I heard a loud bang. There was a wall of fire that came to­wards me. I could feel the heat.”

Rory Rigney had just boarded the train at Par­sons Green when the bomb ex­ploded a few feet away. He said: “It sounded like a smash, then I heard a scream. Then I saw the fire­ball com­ing to­wards me – yel­low or orange. It smelled like a fire ex­tin­guisher and there was foam on the floor.”

Chris Wild­ish added: “Flames were still com­ing out of it when I saw it and a lot of wires hang­ing out of it.

“Two things hap­pened — first, a very strong acrid, chem­i­cal smell, and then a stam­pede. It was pretty scary.”

Peter Crow­ley was caught by the fire­ball and posted pic­tures of his singed head on so­cial me­dia.

He said: “It was a re­ally hot in­tense fire­ball above my head, I’ve just got red marks and burns to the top of my head. There were a lot of peo­ple a lot worse than me.”

HUNT FOR CLUES Foren­sic team search the train

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