Here’s what happened
Tower Hill station has been evacuated, leading to major delays on the Circle and District lines, witnesses have reported that a bag exploded on a Tube train.
Initial reports are suggesting that battery charger exploded, police are not treating this as terror related.
— Matthew Male (@mattmale) September 26, 2017
Tube service is currently suspended on the Circle line, between Aldgate and Edgware Road, and on the District line, between Aldgate East and Earl’s Court.
— Leonidas ToEat ♎ (@LhrAth) September 26, 2017
A spokesman for London Fire Brigade said: “We’ve dealt with a small explosion on a train at Tower Hill station. It is believed to have been caused by a mobile phone charger.”
A spokesman for British Transport Police said: “We were called just before 12.30pm to reports of a fire alert. It looks like was a fire on a train. The station has been evacuated.”
British Transport Police have confirmed that a mobile phone battery charger overheated and exploded.
— BTP (@BTP) September 26, 2017