I heard a scream then saw flames come towards me
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