Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals are treating eight people injured in a terrorist incident on a tube train this morning.
The hospitals activated their major incident plan after passengers were injured in an explosion on a tube train at Parsons Green during rush hour today.
Twenty-two people are being treated in hospital. It is believed they are suffering mainly from burns.
Guy’s and St Thomas are treating eight patients, Imperial is treating three, Chelsea and Westminster are treating eight, and Central London Community Healthcare walk-in centre in Parsons Green is treating three, NHS England reported.
At present, King’s College has not received any patients injured in the incident.
London Ambulance service said none of their injuries were thought to be serious or life-threatening.
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Police were called to Parsons Green tube station at about 8.20am today, Friday, following reports of a fire on the train travelling into London on the District Line.
Officers believe the fire was caused by the detonation of an improvised device, which is being forensically examined.
Pictures and video, claimed to have been captured on the tube carriage, have circulated on social media showing flames coming from a carrier bag containing a white bucket.
It has been declared as a terrorist incident.
The station remains cordoned off and people are being advised to avoid the area.
There have so far been no arrests.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling a confidential hotline on 0800 789 321.
Police have asked for any images or moving footage from the scene to be uploaded to https://ukpoliceimageappeal.co.uk/upload/choose
Update: A spokesperson for Guy’s and St Thomas’ confirmed all eight patients in their care had been treated and safely discharged by 4.25pm.