Several injured after ‘minor explosion’ at London tube station

Several injured after ‘minor explosion’ at London tube station

Police are investigating a "minor explosion" at London's Southgate railway station - which injured several people on Tuesday, according to officials.

British Transport Police said there were no reports of serious injuries and their enquiries continue at Southgate station.

The force tweeted: "Southgate Tube station is now closed whilst officers respond to a suspicious package".

Specialist officers said the cause of the explosion appeared to be a battery short circuit.

London Ambulance Service report three people were treated for minor injures at the scene, while two others were taken to hospital.

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London mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted that he as in touch with Scotland Yard and urged people to stay away from the area.

An earlier statement from the force said: "Met officers are dealing with a suspicious package at #Southgate tube station".

Twitter user Hal wrote: "I was at Southgate Station when this commotion started".

A London Ambulance spokesperson said: "We were called today at 19:02 BST to an incident at Station Parade, N14". Cordons are in place and the station is closed.

Police later said the security scare was not believed to be terror related.

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