No injuries were reported, although local media report that some passengers fled the station in panic
Departures board at Euston railway station in London, photo: Wikimedia
29 of August 2017 16:00:10
LONDON – British police say a scare at a busy London railway station has turned out to have been caused by an electronic cigarette.British Transport Police said in a statement on Tuesday night that officers responded to Euston station in north London after receiving reports of an explosion there.
The station, a central hub for inter-city passenger trains that is connected to a major subway station, was evacuated while bomb-sniffing dogs were brought in to help search the premises.The police statement says the investigation is ongoing, but that the small explosion "is believed to have been caused by an e-cigarette which was in a bag at the station."No injuries were reported, although local media report that some passengers fled the station in panic.
An e-cigarette in a bag is believed to have been the cause of the small explosion at London Euston this evening. Officers are still on scene— BTP (@BTP) 29 de agosto de 2017