Parsons Green terror attack: 'A fireball appeared above my head'

David Harding
Peter Crowley and the images he received following the Parsons Green explosion (Twitter)

A commuter on the London Underground has described the moment he got caught up in the terror attack at Parsons Green station.

Peter Crowley said his head was ‘charred’ after the horrifying incident, thought to be terrorist-related, and said how he feared the whole train would blow-up.

Scotland Yard’s counter-terrorism command, S015, is on the scene and several people are thought to have been badly burned.

Some experts are claiming the explosion was caused by a home-made device.

He revealed his injuries on Twitter (Twitter)


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Mr Crowley told how he received his injuries after being in the carriage where the device went off on the District Line.

He also posted pictures of injuries on Twitter.

‘This fireball appeared above my head and singed my hair.

‘Everyone ran off the train. It was quite scary.

‘I would personally say roughly about 20 who had physical injuries a lot of people who were shaken by the incident.

Mr Crowley was in the same carriage as the explosion (Twitter)

‘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.

‘That side of my hair is charred. There was a lot powder as if it was a high pressure tube that had some coating on it.’

He added: ‘Everyone ran off the tube, it was panic stations, my initial thought was that the whole train would blow up.’