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Armed police rushed to an incident at a London underground station on Friday with local media reporting there had been an explosion on a packed rush-hour commuter train.

Emergency services said they had been called to reports of an incident on a train at Parsons Green station in West London at 8.20 am (0720 GMT) but had no further details of what had happened.

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A Reuters witness could see six ambulances, fire engines and a helicopter at Parsons Green station in West London where the passengers had suffered facial burns from a blast and others had been hurt in a subsequent stampede.

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The Metro newspaper reported that passengers had suffered facial burns from a blast and others had been hurt in a subsequent stampede.Outside the station, a woman was sitting on a pavement with a bandage around her leg while armed police patrolled. A Reuters witness saw a woman being carried off on a stretcher with her legs covered in a foil blanket.”I was on second carriage from the back. I just heard a kind of whoosh. I looked up and saw the whole carriage engulfed in flames making its way towards me,” a man who was on the train told Reuters.

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