Police investigating 'minor explosion' at Southgate Tube station in London

Police investigating 'minor explosion' at Southgate Tube station in London

Police investigating 'minor explosion' at Southgate Tube station in London

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.

A "minor explosion" has been reported at a London undergound station this evening.

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

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

The station has now been closed as police, ambulance and fire services remain at the scene and parts of the Piccadilly line are now closed.

No serious injuries reported and enquiries continue.

A Twitter user with the handle @nakzokulah posted: "I was at Southgate Station when this commotion started".

Metropolitan Police said the blast was thought to be caused by a battery short circuit. Suspect device found/gone off inside tube. "Saw one person coming out on a stretcher".

He told the Standard: "The police moved us on, but they said there was an explosion in the station".

Police are now investigating the incident.

Enquires are ongoing to establish the "full facts", a Met spokesman added.

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