London: Passengers were seen badly burned following a possible explosion on a London Underground train, eyewitnesses said on Friday, as emergency services said they were responding to an "incident".

Witnesses reported seeing passengers who had suffered facial burns and had hair coming off, with at least two women seen being treated by medics amid scenes of panic during rush hour.

"We are aware of an incident at Parsons Green tube station. Officers are in attendance," London's Metropolitan Police said on Twitter.


The station was closed, as well as an entire section of the District Line where it is located and police urged people to stay away from the area.

The incident comes after a series of terror attacks that have rocked Britain this year, killing dozens of people and injuring hundreds, putting the capital on high alert.

British Foreign Secretary and former London mayor Boris Johnson appealed for calm.

"I'm afraid my information is limited and it really is important not to speculate at the moment," he told Sky News.

"Obviously, everybody should keep calm and go about their lives in a normal way, as normal as they possibly can," he said.

An explosion on a London Underground train at a station in south-west London today left several commuters injured and caused panic in the area, media reports said.

Transport for London  said the District Line was partially suspended because of a "security alert", the Independent reported.

The city's District Line has been affected at Parsons Green station and several people are believed to have been hurt as a result of a large white plastic bucket in a supermarket plastic bag exploding in one of the carriages.

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