London: U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May will chair an emergency COBRA meeting on Friday, following the blast on a tube train at the Parsons Green Station in London that left many passengers injured with facial burns. The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that the explosion on a train at Parsons Green Station is being treated as terrorism. According to the health service, 22 people are injured in the terror attack.
“I am in close contact with Metropolitan Police, Transport for London Government and other eergency services who are responding at the scene and leading the investigation. I will be attending the emergency COBRA meeting in Whitehall this afternoon with the Prime Minister,” Mirror quoted London Mayor Sadiq Khan as saying.
“My thoughts are with those injured at Parsons Green and emergency services who are responding bravely to this terrorist incident,” tweeted British Prime Minister Theresa May.
Sadiq Khan has condemned “hideous” terrorism after reports of an explosion on a Tube train, adding: “We will never be defeated.”
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said, “The police were called at approximately 08:20 hrs on Friday, September 15 to Parsons Green Underground Station following reports of an incident on a tube train.”
“The officers from the Metropolitan Police Service and the British Transport Police are in attendance along with the London Fire Brigade and the London Ambulance Service. We would advise people to avoid the area,” the spokesman added.
Reports of “facial burns” and a passenger rush to escape emerged Friday morning after an explosion occurred at a subway station in southwest London.
“The Met’s Counter Terrorism Command are investigating after the incident at #ParsonsGreen tube station is declared a terrorist incident,” the Metropolitan Police tweeted
Natasha Wills, the Assistant Director of Operations at the London Ambulance Service, said, “We were called at 8:20 a.m. to reports of an incident at Parsons Green underground station.”
“We have sent multiple resources to the scene including single responders in cars, ambulance crews, incident response officers and our hazardous area response team, with the first of our medics arriving in under five minutes,” Wills added.