‘What is the world coming to?’ asks witness after selfies
Passengers caught up in the Parsons Green terror attack were seen “taking selfies” as commuters fled amid the “chaos”, it has been claimed.
Witness Ryan Barnett said several people were also taking photographs following the explosion at the south-west London station during the Friday morning rush-hour.
But he said he was shocked to see some pausing for selfies in the stampede.
The 25-year-old, who works in politics and had been travelling to his office, said: “There were a lot of people taking photos. There was a couple of people taking selfies and I thought: ‘What is the world coming to?”’
Describing the moments immediately after the blast, Mr Barnett said: “People were falling over, people fainting, crying, there were little kids clinging on to the back of me.
“It is absolute chaos, it was quite scary because at one stage we thought we might be trapped there – I heard a pregnant woman lost her shoes and had fallen over.”
INJURED: A woman is assisted by a police officer after receiving medical attention following the blast
Investigating officers stand on the station’s platform