Explosion Followed by Large Fire Reported at London Train Station, 2 Injured

An explosion followed by a large fire at the Elephant and Castle train station in south London left two people injured.

The London Fire Brigade reported that they have deployed 100 firefighters and 15 to put out the blaze. 

A police officer and a civilian suffered from smoke inhalation but were treated on-site by paramedics. 

The alarm was first raised at 1:43 pm local time while authorities have ordered an emergency evacuation and cordoned off the area. 

“There are significant road closures in place and we are asking people to avoid the area and keep windows and doors closed whilst firefighters work to bring the fire under control,” Station Commander James Ryan

The cause of the fire is still unknown while police have not said if it was terror-related but the fire brigade speculated that the fire started at the garages. 

Footage shared on social media has shown large plumes of smoke rising from the area while other videos show an explosion and a fireball erupting from within the station. 

The fire brigade said three commercial units underneath railway arches were burned along with six vehicles and a telephone box.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan later announced that the fire had been put out just before 4 pm.

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