‘What is the world com­ing to?’ asks wit­ness af­ter self­ies

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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.”

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