Southgate tube explosion: Station closed after police called

Several injured after ‘minor explosion’ at London tube station

Police were called to the station over reports of an explosion and people running a little after 7 p.m., and the station was subsequently closed and cordoned off.

A witness reported a burning rubber smell before passengers began to run for the station exit.

A police statement confirmed that officers remain at the Southgate station and enquiries are "ongoing" to established the cause of the reported minor explosion.

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"Southgate Tube station is now closed whilst officers respond", tweeted the British Transport Police.

A "minor explosion" at Southgate Tube station in North London has left several people injured, and the Metropolitan Police is now investigating.

The Express reports that, according to the Metropolitan Police, officers are working to establish the cause of the blast.

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"Don't know too much except we have been told to stay inside", he said.

Some accounts indicate that there was a tipoff of a suspicious package which was being investigated by the police at the time of the explosion. They said they were not aware of any serious injuries in a message posted on Twitter about an hour after the incident.

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