Eighteen people have been hospitalised following following a terror attack on a London Underground train on Friday, the London Ambulance Service said.
Witnesses reported seeing passengers “badly burned” after a fire or explosion on the train at Parsons Green station in west London. Also, photos appear to show the burnt remains of a of a Lidl bag containing a bomb with wires sticking out of it.
According to reports, the device failed to detonate properly and the incident has been declared a terrorist attack by the Met Police’s counter-terror command.
A number of people – including pregnant women and schoolchildren – were reportedly injured in a stampede to get out of the station after the explosion.
Prime Minister, Theresa May, is to chair a meeting of the Government’s Cobra emergencies committee this afternoon to discuss the incident.
It comes with Britain on high alert after four terror attacks in 2017. The official threat level currently stands at severe – meaning an attack is seen as “highly likely”.
Also, US President Donald Trump has denounced the attack on his twitter page saying such “loser terrorist” must be dealt with.
He wrote: “Another attack in London by a loser terrorist. These are sick and demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard. Must be proactive!
“Loser terrorists must be dealt with in a much tougher manner. The internet is their main recruitment tool which we must cut off & use better!”
Culled from Mirror and Telegraph.