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Terror Attack Alert: Bomb blast in London underground train

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  1. lca-fan

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    Live updates: We will never be intimidated, says London Mayor Sadiq Khan
    Vidya Ram
    LONDON,SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 13:39 IST
    UPDATED: SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 15:53 IST

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      Official sources are remaining cautious about the “incident” on a train at around 8.20 a.m. local time at Parsons Green, a tube station in South West London.
      Top Developments
      1. Metropolitan police confirm it is a terrorist incident
      2. Armed police on the scene with other emergency services.
      3. British PM Theresa May to chair a meeting of Britain's emergency response committee
      4. Parsons Greens station is closed, as well as an entire section of the District Line where it is located
      London - Emergency services said they were responding to an "incident" in which people were injured at an Underground station in west London on September 15, following media reports of an explosion. "We are aware of an incident at Parsons Green tube station. Officers are in attendance," London's Metropolitan Police said on Twitter. The station was closed, as well as an entire section of the District Line where it is located. A Metro.co.uk reporter at the scene was quoted by the paper as saying that a white container exploded on the train and passengers had suffered facial burns. She said they were "really badly burned" and their "hair was coming off".

      Live updates (in IST):
      3.25 pm: “Our city utterly condemns the hideous individuals who attempt to use terror to harm us and destroy our way of life,” says London Mayor Sadiq Khan. “As London has proven again and again we will never be intimidated or defeated by terrorism,” he added calling on Londoners to remain calm and vigilant.

      3.10 pm: Our correspondent Vidya Ram reports:

      It is the fifth terror attack in Britain since March, including the attack on Westminster Bridge and the Palace of Westminster, the attack on the Manchester Arena, the attack on London Bridge, and the attack outside the Finsbury Park Mosque in London. The current threat level for Britain is severe meaning an attack is highly likely. The Parsons Green attack has come twelve years after multiple attacks took place on London transport: buses and tube trains, killing 52 people.

      Speaking at the incident, a Metropolitan Police spokesperson said they were investigating a “critical and extremely serious incident,” relating to what seemed like an “item exploding to a small degree.”

      He said the state of the injuries as a result of the incident were still being assessed, though surrounding areas had been closed. “At this stage we are still in the very early stages and its too early to speculate on any next steps.”

      One passenger who was on the carriage where the incident took place told the BBC he had heard a large bang and then a fireball above his head, which singed his hair. “A lot of people were worse off than me,” he said. Others spoke of panic as people attempted to leave the station.

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      3.00 pm: Police have confirmed that there was fire on London Tube train in which a number of people have been injured, according to AP.

      Prime Minister Theresa May will chair a meeting of Britain's emergency response committee later on Friday, her office said in a statement, according to Reuters.

      “My thoughts are with those injured at Parsons Green and the emergency services who, once again, are responding swiftly and bravely to a suspected terrorist incident,” May said in the statement.

      The meeting of COBR, the emergency response committee, will take place at 1200 GMT.

      2.50 pm: Metropolitan police have confirmed it is a terrorist incident, reports Vidya Ram from London. Counter terrorism command are investigating.

      2.40 pm: London firefighters are leading passengers off a train along elevated subway tracks near where a reported explosion sent commuters fleeing in panic, reports AP. Video from the scene showed people picking their way along the tracks.



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      Police put up cordon tape nearby after an incident on a tube train police at Parsons Green subway station in London, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. | Photo Credit: AP

      Photos taken inside the District Line train show a white plastic bucket inside a supermarket shopping bag. Flames and what appear to be wires can be seen. Witnesses said commuters fled the station in a panic. London ambulance services said they had sent multiple crews to the scene, and police advised people to avoid the area.

      2.30 pm: Reuters reports that British Prime Minister Theresa May is “receiving regular updates” on the "incident at tube station in west London". British counter-terrorism officers are now on the scene, the agency added.

      British Foreign Secretary and former London mayor Boris Johnson appealed for calm. "I'm afraid my information is limited and it really is important not to speculate at the moment," AFP reports him speaking to Sky News.

      "Obviously, everybody should keep calm and go about their lives in a normal way, as normal as they possibly can," he said.

      2.20 pm: AFP reports quoting eyewitnesses:

      Richard Aylmer-Hall, 52, a media technology consultant, described "panic" on the train. "There was panic, lots of people shouting, screaming, lots of screaming," he told the Press Association. "There was a woman on the platform who said she had seen a bag, a flash and a bang, so obviously something had gone off," he said. "I saw two women being treated by ambulance crews," he said.

      BBC correspondent Riz Lateef, who was at the station travelling to work, said there was panic as people rushed from the train, hearing what appeared to be an explosion. "People were left with cuts and grazes from trying to flee the scene. There was lots of panic."

      Natasha Wills, assistant director of operations at London Ambulance Service said in a statement: "Our initial priority is to assess the level and nature of injuries". She said the ambulance service had sent "multiple resources" to the station, including a hazardous area response team.

      2.15 pm: Vidya ram reports: Official sources tell BBC that counter-terror officers are on the scene too though we are yet to have confirmation of the nature of the attack.

      2.10 pm: A commuter whose train had just left the Parsons Green station says there was panic after a woman on the platform saw what appeared to be an explosion. Richard Aylmer-Hall said he saw several people injured, apparently trampled as they fled. “There was a woman on the platform who said she had seen a bag, a flash and a bang, so obviously something had gone off,” he said. “Some people got pushed over and trampled on, I saw two women being treated by ambulance crews.” He said he did not believe anyone was hurt by the actual device. The London ambulance service said multiple crews had been dispatched.

      The incident happened during rush hour when the Underground system is crowded. Passengers were advised to use alternate routes.

      AFP reports that a Twitter user @RRigs posted pictures of a white bucket smouldering on a train.


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      [​IMG]Rigs @RRigs

      Explosion on Parsons Green district line train. Fireball flew down carriage and we just jumped out open door.

      1:04 PM - Sep 15, 2017Twitter Ads info and privacy



      2.05 pm: Our London Correspondent Vidya Ram reports: Official sources are remaining cautious, about the “incident” on a train at around 8.20 a.m. local time at Parsons Green, a tube station in South West London. The Metropolitan Police said the would release facts when they could “our info must be accurate.” Armed police are on the scene with other emergency services.

      London Ambulance Service has deployed a hazardous area response team and ambulance crews, with the first medics arriving within five minutes of the incident being reported. The Fire Brigade has around 50 firefighters and specialists officers on the scene after getting the call at 8.21 a.m. in the morning at the height of rush hour.

      A photograph has emerged of a white container with a shopping bag on fire on a tube train. A reporter for the London daily tabloid Metro who was on the scene when the incident occurred spoke of seeing people with facial burns, while ambulances have begun to take injured passengers away from the scene.

      2 pm: London Fire Brigade says six fire engines, two fire rescue units and around 50 firefighters and specialist officers are currently attending the “incident” at Parsons Green Tube station. The Brigade was called at 8.21 a.m. and fire crews from Fulham, Wandsworth, Chelsea, Hammersmith and other surrounding fire stations are in attendance, the Brigade said on its website.



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      An injured woman reacts outside Parsons Green tube station in London, Britain September 15, 2017. | Photo Credit: Reuters

      1.55 pm: British Police advise people to avoid the area around Parsons Green after reports of explosion, Reuters reports. The Metropolitan Police tweeted that they were called at around 8.20 a.m. local time to Parsons Green following reports of an incident on a tube train.

      1.45 pm: 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 Ambulance Service has sent hazardous area response team to Parsons Green, priority to assess level and nature of injuries, reports Reuters.

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

      Police say they are aware of reports on social media and will release facts regarding the incident once they could be sure of their accuracy.
      http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/london-underground-train-blast/article19690119.ece
     
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    MUZZIES at it Again......................:hitwall::hitwall::hitwall::hitwall::hitwall:

    Na Jiyo Na Jeene Do...............

    Killing innocent people in different ways is SUNNAT and living in peace and harmony is ASUNNAT............... This is the only thing they these stone age relics know & understand................
     
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  3. GSLV Mk III

    GSLV Mk III Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Rebel attack, not terrorist attack.
     
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    Part and parcel......

    Speed recovery to the injured!
     
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  5. The enlightened

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    Are posts bashing religions allowed here? Does anyone feel even a bit ashamed to know that patriotic Indian Muslims who happen to visit this forum will read this garbage directed at them.
     
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    sangos Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    When he says "WE" he means his constituency:devil:
     
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    Som Thomas 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Lol... The British are in bed with the Jehadis and always Anti-Indian... We just need to keep watching from the sidelines. Karma at its best for the Indian partition on religious basis.
     
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    This quality of this forum has really gone downhill in the last 20 months.
     
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    If that religion continually commits terror attacks all over the world, then yes. Anyone sensible left it a long time ago.
     
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    Well all your conflicts arose due to the areas they didn't partition. So square that circle.
     
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    Som Thomas 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    We have been fighting Islamic scums from the day your wily forefathers partitioned our country. As I said earlier we will sit on the sidelines and watch with glee how these noble jihadis burn your country to the ground. We all know your hatred for Indians in particular and we Indians wholeheartedly thank you Britishers for electing your London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

    PS: special mention for BBC Anti India rant too.
     
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  12. The enlightened

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    Religion doesn't do anything. People do.

    Plenty of people who haven't left are part of our civil services, our police forces and our armed forces. Just as some of them being a contributing part of our society doesn't wash out the sins of the jihadis, similarly jihadis acting jihadi doesn't make the rest of them one too. Obviously you know all this as such is common sense and thus your stance only shows your hate filled bigotry. Which you may be fine with, but I am not and I don't think any Indian forum should be either.
     
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    I'm sorry that I couldn't keep up with the high standards set by the BBC.

    I wanted to write 'activists', but my conscience prevented me from describing them so.
     
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    Kashmir was a princely state, so you couldn't do jack.

    Nice to see more Indians realizing this.
     
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    Be serious. Very few if any British actually supports Islamic terrorists against India. You cant blame them for partition when the demand for partition came from Indians themselves. While it may be fun to poke at the BBC, remember we have a similar set of journalists (burkha/shekhar etc.) who rush to brush Islamic fundamentalism under the carpet. There's nothing uniquely British about it. It's a global phenomenon.
     
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