Tower Hill 'Fire' Incident Caused By Mobile Phone Charger, Police Confirm

Jessica Allison
September 27, 2017

A spokesman for London Fire Brigade said: "We've dealt with a small explosion on a train at Tower Hill station".

The first photos and tweets from the scene of the Tower Hill Station blast show what looks like a small bomb on fire inside one of the Tube carriages. "Fire believed to have been caused by mobile phone charger overheating". After the blast took place the passengers ran in panic to save their lives.

Some media reports stated that the explosion came from the phone charger or a battery pack.

The station was closed following the incident.

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About five people, including women and children, were injured in the attack.

On Sept. 15, thirty people sustained mostly flash burn injuries when an improvised explosive device partially exploded in an underground train at the Parson Green station on the District Line.

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesperson said they were called just before 12.30pm local time.

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