Terrorism UK

TERROR ON THE TUBE: Police search for ANOTHER bucket bomb after at least 20 people, including children, are injured when home-made explosive device sends ‘fireball flying down train carriage’…….


A photograph of the flaming white bucket taken just after it exploded around 8.20am shows a number of wires protruding out of the top and on to the train carriage floor

 

A ‘bucket bomb’ has exploded on Tube train at the height of rush hour today sending a ‘wall of fire’ through the carriage injuring at least 20 people including children in a suspected terror attack. Terrified passengers ‘ran for their lives’ and were seen covered in blood with scorched legs, faces and hair after the incident at Parsons Green station in west London at 8.20am.

 

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 15: A police officer escorts an injured woman from the scene at Parsons Green Underground Station on September 15, 2017 in London, England. Several people have been injured after an explosion on a tube train in south-west London. The Police are treating the incident as terrorism. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)

 

Photographs from the District Line train (inset) show what experts believe is a ‘pretty unsophisticated’ bomb in a flaming white bucket inside a Lidl freezer bag with Christmas lights connected to a battery protruding out of the top (main picture). Witnesses said there was a loud ‘bang’, a flash and then a ball of flame engulfed the area but police believe it failed to properly detonate. Scotland Yard sources have said that it is being treated as terrorist incident but could not confirm claims there is another device and the suspect is on the run. But an officer at the scene told MailOnline: ‘We believe there is a second bomb – there is a man with knives on the loose.’

 

A victim, believed to be a schoolchild, is carried from the station with charred legs as others were treated for burns in the street and neighbouring shops

Luke Warsmey said the explosion was like a ‘giant match’ sparking and he saw a woman with no skin on her legs and a ten-year-old boy with a burned body.

 

He said:  ‘People just started sprinting. It was sort of every man for himself when that happened. The burn victims had severe leg injuries.

‘It was a very busy commuter train, young and old, school children going to their schools. I saw was nannies trying to look for kids, because of the rush of people just taking five and six year olds away from them and they were trying to look for them.’  

 

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