Witnesses describe ‘fireball’ and ‘stampede’ in Parsons Green explosion


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Witnesses at London’s Parsons Green underground train station say an explosion sent a fireball through a District Line carriage on Friday morning. They describe victims with facial burns and people injured in a stampede.

Commuters are reporting the explosion stemmed from a fire in a bucket, although the contents of the bucket are not known. Images circulating on social media show what appears to be a burning bucket inside a shopping bag on the floor of the train. RT.com has not been able to verify these reports.

READ MORE: Explosion at London’s Parsons Green Tube station – reports

A Twitter users at the scene said: “Was on #parsonsgreen train when mass of people came rushing at us after ‘explosion’ on rear carriage. Surreal moment. Adrenaline pumping.”

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