A man has revealed his shocking injuries following an explosion on a Tube train at Parson Green this morning.
Peter Crowley posted the photos showing his ‘charred head’ on social media.
He said: ‘Charred head from the fireball at Parsons Green’.
Mr Crowley is reportedly one of several people believed to have been injured following the blast which happened in a white bucket inside a Lidl carrier bag.
In the four images uploaded by the commuter, his hair has been singed off and he has a burn across his upper forehead.
Speaking to local radio he said: ‘I would personally say roughly about 20 who had physical injuries a lot of people who were shaken by the incident.
‘I wasn’t aware of the bag, I tend to keep myself to myself, I was side on to where I believe the incident happened.
‘Everyone ran off the tube, it was panic stations, my initial thought was that the whole train would blow up.
‘I saw passengers with facial burns, they had been exposed to a very, very hot fire for a nano second, it was lucky doors were open because everyone just got off the tube.
‘It was a terrifying experience, I am lucky I got away with just a bit of charred hair.’
A bomb squad and armed police have all been seen arriving at the station following the blast which happened in a white bucket inside a Lidl carrier bag.
Wires could be seen coming out of the bucket which was on fire and people described fleeing from the train as soon as the doors opened.
A metro.co.uk reporter at the scene described seeing people with facial burns, adding that they were ‘really badly burned’ and ‘their hair was coming off’.
Fire crews and paramedics also rushed to the scene to help people after the fireball went down the carriage.
They said that the rear of the train filled with smoke and people left the train, some panicking, at Parsons Green.
Natasha Wills, of London Ambulance Service said: ‘We were called at 8.20am to reports of an incident at Parsons Green underground station.
‘We have sent multiple resources to the scene including single responders in cars, ambulance crews, incident response officers and our hazardous area response team, with the first of our medics arriving in under five minutes.
‘Our initial priority is to assess the level and nature of injuries. More information will follow when we have it.’
Transport for London said Tube services were suspended between Edgware Road and Wimbledon.
In a statement, Scotland Yard said: ‘Police were called at approximately 8.20am to Parsons Green Underground Station following reports of an incident on a Tube train.
‘Officers from the Metropolitan Police Service and British Transport Police are in attendance along with the London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service.
‘We would advise people to avoid the area.’