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This morning an explosion occurred on a District Line train at Parsons Green station in south west London.
Officers attended with @BTP along with @LondonFire & @Ldn_Ambulance We would advise people to avoid the area. More info as we get it — Metropolitan Police (@Metropolitan Police)
The BBCreport that 22 people have been sent to hospital suffering from burns.
The incident is being treated as an act of terrorism by the Metropolitan Police.
In the wake of these sort of events various stories, images and speculation emerge online, despite only a small amount of details being disclosed to the public.
However, it's important to remain sensible and vigilant in these moments.
Here's what you can do to help
You may see in the next few hour and days lots of news related to this event.
Only trust information that you know is from official source.
Double check all that you read has been confirmed by authorities and think before you decide to share anything on social media.
If you witnessed what happened in Parsons Green this morning, have any footage or images, please share it with the police.
Help us investigate. Anyone with images of #ParsonsGreen incident asked to upload images to: https://t.co/jIgKWKuDZ4 https://t.co/rpaUKOOuWi — British Transport Police (@British Transport Police)
Sharing it online before contacting the authorities can be a hindrance to their investigation and your evidence could be of great benefit.
Anyone with images from the scene at #ParsonsGreen tube station is asked to upload them to https://t.co/l9dn1FQr7B https://t.co/6ZzZBnlNG6 — Metropolitan Police (@Metropolitan Police)
Try to avoid sharing pictures of victims or other graphic images that you encounter.
These can cause distress to others - especially if family or friends were involved.
Police have put in place the following instructions for you to follow.
We urge the public to remain calm but alert & if you have any concerns, see or hear anything suspicious then contact police #ParsonsGreen — Metropolitan Police (@Metropolitan Police)
HT Twitter, BBC
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