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15 Sep 2017

Panic in London after terror attack in Underground train

Panic in London after terror attack in Underground

There's chaos in London after a fire in a train at Parsons Green Underground station caused panic.

Some reports say a white container towards the rear of a train exploded. People were "really badly burnt". Some persons' hair "was coming off".

Authorities said it is being treated as a terror attack.

As the train filled with smoke, people were evacuated onto the platform.

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Panic in London after terror attack in Underground

Video shows a bucket burning, wires protruding

Chaos at the site, emergency personnel rushed in

Panic

Chaos at the site, emergency personnel rushed in

According to a witness, there was a large flame. Another said the train had made a distress call.

"Fireball flew down carriage and we just jumped out open door," tweeted @RRigs.

The District Line has been suspended between Earls Court and Wimbledon.

Police, fire and ambulance services have rushed to the scene. Authorities are investigating the "incident".

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Stampede amid the chaos

In the chaos, there was also a stampede where several were injured. "The girl I was sat next to fell to the floor, she got trampled on and flattened," said Luke Walmsley who was on the train. @EmmaStevie1 tweeted, "Huge stamped, lots injured. (sic)"

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