Pas­sen­gers took self­ies af­ter at­tack

Yorkshire Post - - LONDON TERROR ATTACK -

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 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: “Some­one said there had been an ex­plo­sion, there was white stuff, some­one said there was a lot of wires, one girl out­side the sta­tion had her leg pretty badly cut up.

“Peo­ple were say­ing there was one man who was singed down the side of his body.”

De­scrib­ing the mo­ments af­ter the blast, Mr Bar­nett said: “I was sit­ting there, headphones in, at Par­sons Green, the doors open fine, I’m not re­ally pay­ing at­ten­tion and all of a sud­den hun­dreds of peo­ple run past me scream­ing a mix­ture of ‘stam­pede’, ‘at­tack’, ‘ter­ror­ist’, ‘ex­plo­sion’, ‘get off the train’, ‘ev­ery­one run’.”

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