Parsons Green: 'Hundreds of people were shouting 'run for your life' and ducking in case of gunfire'

Parsons Green: 'Hundreds of people were shouting run for your life and ducking in case of gunfire'

An explosion took place at Parsons Green

Friday, September 15, 2017

A witness to the Parsons Green station explosion has described seeing hundreds of people running, shouting "run for your life" and ducking down in fear of gunfire.

An explosion took place on a London tube train this morning (September 15) at Parsons Green station. Several people are injured and the police are treating the incident as terrorism.  

Commuter Ryan Barnett, who was on the train at the time of the incident, told Julia Hartley-Brewer: "I saw hundreds of people running past shouting screaming 'run, run for your life.'

"People were running out the train panicking, keeping their heads down just in case gunfire.

"It was pretty intense. It was only over a couple of minute-period, but yeah it was harrowing" to see so many people crowded on the stairs trying to get out of the station.

However he explained "because everyone behind couldn’t get onto the staircase they stood still and eventually people calmed down."

Barnett added: "A lady in the carriage next to the one with the explosion said there was people covered in a lot of white powder.

"A man got singed on one side of his body."

Listen to the full interview above