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.
Fire brigade taping off entrance to Tower Hill tube #towerhillpic.twitter.com/soFt2JYzBT
— 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.
#Breaking Bag explosion at DistrictLine traing at #TowerHill#Londonpic.twitter.com/xLfrjC2P0W
— 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.
Incident at Tower Hill station is not suspicious. Fire believed to have been caused by mobile phone charger overheating. @LondonFire pic.twitter.com/LGC8LtEiXi
— BTP (@BTP) September 26, 2017
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