WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED
It all started with an explosion at Parson Green Station on a London underground train, which later on was considered as an incident of terrorism. The explosion which left several people injured was due to a white container found towards the rear end of a train.
Health officials reported the number of people injured to be 22. Eighteen were taken to a hospital by ambulance. Hopefully, none of the injuries were serious and life-threatening. The police said that the blast was due to an improvised explosive device.
U.S President Donald Trump addressed this act as an act “by a loser terrorist” and said that it could have been prevented. The police have asked the citizens to just stay alert. An improvised explosive device or IED is held to be the causal factor for the blast. Victims reported that they saw a massive flash of flames with the smell of chemicals.
British Prime Minister, Theresa May will conduct a meeting of government emergency committee in response to this attack. Moreover, counter-terror police are said to be monitoring the situation. Victims saw that flames originated from one carriage and then raced to others, forcing passengers to panic and they rushed for the exit. In addition, the train was fully packed with people. Some people got trampled upon, but the incident was still not life-threatening.
After the incident, armed police rushed to the spot along with 6 ambulances, fire engines, and helicopter. An 18-year-old teenager was also arrested as a suspect. Then, a second suspect, 21 years of age, was also arrested in west London. He was detained under British Terrorism Act and hence taken to south London police station.
ISIS has claimed their involvement in the blast but without offering a stable evidence. Police also carried out an evacuation in nearby residential areas to support their investigation. Hundreds of police officers secured CCTV footage
and took the statements of witnesses during their investigation.
TERRORISM HAS NO RELIGION… TERRORISTS HAVE NO RELIGION… AND THEY ARE FRIENDS OF NO RELIGION…
– DEEPALI BHANOT
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