5 hurt in London underground station explosion

Several injured after ‘minor explosion’ at London tube station

Several injured after ‘minor explosion’ at London tube station

British police said on Tuesday a "small number of people" were receiving medical treatment after what they described as a minor explosion likely caused by a battery malfunction at an underground station in north London.

First reports to police said a suspicious noise came from inside Southgate tube station.

"We have treated three patients at the scene for minor injuries and have taken two people to hospital".

Police advised people to avoid the area around the station.

There have also been reports of a suspicious package at the station.

"Inquiries are ongoing to establish the cause of the reported explosion, which appears to have been minor".

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Twitter user Salamander_Sean said he saw one person being taken out on a stretcher.

City worker Darren Yarlett, 36, told the Evening Standard that he was attempting to drive home in the area, but found the roads had been tapered off.

London police are investigating a small explosion at a London Underground station. British Transport Police said the incident was not thought to be terror-related.

"Cordons are in place and officers remain at the scene".

In their latest statement, several hours after the incident, The Metropolitan Police said: "The scene has been examined by specialist officers".

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