LONDON – At least 22 people were injured in a bomb blast on a packed London Underground train in west London on Friday.
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Firefighters and paramedics were called, and witnesses told of an “extremely heavy police presence” and “quite a few people injured” at Parsons Green.
The police said it was aware of the incident and the officers are on the site.
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) September 15, 2017
Media technology consultant Richard Aylmer-Hall, 53, was sitting on the District Line train bound for central London when panic unfolded at about 8.20am. Several people were injured after passengers tried to escape, he said.
He added: “Suddenly there was panic, lots of people shouting, screaming, lots of screaming.
“There was a woman on the platform who said she had seen a bag, a flash and a bang, so obviously something had gone off.
“Some people got pushed over and trampled on, I saw two women being treated by ambulance crews.”
— Andy Webb (@andyjohnw) September 15, 2017
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— Blazing Fury (@FuryBlazing) September 15, 2017