Apparently someone took pictures of the bomb:A SOUTHWEST London tube station has been evacuated after an explosion left several people injured this morning.
Police are currently responding after a container is understood to have exploded at the Parsons Green tube station, sending hundreds of commuters running from the platform in panic.
Ambulance crews are on scene after reports of facial burns to passengers.
A local Metro reporter, who was on scene at the time of the incident, claimed several people have sustained serious burns and that “their hair was coming off”.
Ambulance and fire crews have arrived on scene with reports of smoke filing a train carriage.
The blast appears to have come from a Lidl shopping bag left by the tube carriage door. Pictures on social media appear to show wires coming out of the bucket.
Reports from the scene said people with burns to their faces fled the train as it filled with smoke.
Two fire engines rushed to Parsons Green station just after 8.20 am local time after reports of a fire on an eastbound train.
Police also swarmed the station.
“Huge police presence at Parsons Green. Was told by a police officer to “get somewhere safe as quickly as I can,” an onlooker tweeted.
Natasha Wills, assistant director of operations at London Ambulance Service, said multiple crews are on the scene.
“Our initial priority is to assess the level and nature of injuries,” she said.
Tube passenger Emma Stevie wrote on Twitter that she was forced to “run for my life”.
“Huge stampede, lots injured. Not sure why. Fire/explosion mentioned.”
Daniel Holden was a passenger on the train and took to described the “horror” of the scene.
“Explosion (or) fire on train. People struggling to get out of (the) station,” he wrote.
“Whole area closed down - police are pushing people away.”
Another man who said he was on the train, named only as Garth, said on Twitter that the explosion occurred on the rear carriage.
A “mass of people came rushing” after the blast, he said.
Train services through the area have been halted with commuters reporting a “security incident”.