At least 22 people including children have been hurt after a terrorist’s bomb exploded on board a packed London Underground train.
Witnesses reported seeing a number of casualties “covered in blood” after the blast on a busy commuter carriage at Parsons Green Underground station, near Fulham, west London, during rush hour.
While most victims suffered flash burns, others are said to have been hurt in the ensuing panic as people fled the station screaming and in tears.
A number of hospitals declared a major incident with staff on standby. None of the injuries are said to be life threatening.
Armed police and counter-terror officers rushed to the scene, which has been cordoned off while forensics teams comb the area for clues.
The security service MI5 is assisting the investigation and a major manhunt is under way for the bomber.
Britain’s top counter-terror chief Mark Rowley said said the explosion was caused by the “detonation of an improvised explosive device”.
Images emerged showing a large white bucket in flames on the floor of the train carriage inside a Lidl bag with wires hanging from it.
Source: Sky News