London authorities have declared a terror attack on the London Underground, at the Parsons Green train station, around 8:20 a.m. local time Friday morning, after a homemade “bucket bomb” partially exploded on a train car.
Authorities have now said the bucket bomb failed to detonate properly, otherwise it might have resulted in dozens of deaths.
Between the improvised explosive device (IED) and the resulting stampede of people trying to escape the train station, at least 22 people are injured.
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London’s Metropolitan Police and Scotland Yard are investigating the incident and searching for a suspect or suspects.
According to The Sun, “the homemade device connected to a timer sent a ‘fireball down a carriage’ as it detonated with a schoolboy and pregnant woman among those injured in the rush-hour terror explosion.”
There is reportedly a manhunt underway and people are being treated for their injuries.