Police investigate ‘explosion’ on London subway station 0

British police are investigating a reported explosion at a subway station in southwest London, which left several people injured and hundreds of commuters running from the platform in panic.  

The Metropolitan Police said Friday that officers have arrived at the Parsons Green station and are investigating and will give more information as soon as possible.

According to news agencies, the blast left some passengers with facial burns and that paramedics were present at the scene.

Transport for London confirmed that Parsons Green station has been closed and there was no service between Earls Court and Wimbledon on the District Line which runs through Parsons Green.

One witness reported seeing “a flash and a bang” in a bag holding the container, which is said to have had wires coming from it, on the packed rush-hour carriage.