Blast reported on London underground train: Metro newspaper

Emergency services attend the scene following a blast on an underground train at Parsons Green tube station in West London, Britain Sept 15, 2017, in this image taken from social media.
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LONDON – A blast on a London underground train left some passengers with facial burns, London’s Metro newspaper reported on its website.

Police said they were aware of an incident at Parsons Green station in West London and that officers are in attendance. London Ambulance said paramedics were present.

Images posted on Twitter showed a woman being attended to by emergency services sitting on a pavement.

Police said they were aware of reports on social media and would release facts regarding the incident once they could be sure of their accuracy.

Transport for London said on Twitter that there was no service between Earls Court and Wimbledon on the District Line which runs through Parsons Green.

London’s ambulance service said it had sent its hazardous area response team to an incident at a west London metro station after reports of a blast.

“We have sent multiple resources to the scene including single responders in cars, ambulance crews, incident response officers and our hazardous area response team,” the London Ambulance Service said on Twitter.

“Our initial priority is to assess the level and nature of injuries.”

London’s transport authority said it had extended a suspension of the underground line which runs through Parsons Green metro station in west London.