Police have evacuated Tower Hill tube station amid reports of an explosion in a train carriage. Witness, Murtaza Ali Shah, tweeted that terrified passengers fled the station in a stampede. He posted: “Tower Hill Station closed after a small scale explosion in a bag, passengers fled in panic, injuries in stampede.”
Another witness, Daniel Griggs, added: “Blimey, someone’s battery charger just caught fire next to me on the tube at Tower Hill. That gets the adrenaline going. Everyone’s safe!”
A spokesman for British Transport Police said BTP were called just before 12.30pm. The force said the incident was “not suspicious,” adding that the fire is thought to have been caused by a mobile phone charger overheating and causing a small fire.