A massive explosion took place at a London train station engulfing the station in flames, according to The Blaze.
Crazy fire at Elephant and Castle started here it seems. pic.twitter.com/gs8TN7LAwB
— Kevin Edger (@KEdge23) June 28, 2021
Um London wtf is going on?! pic.twitter.com/wbPMdpNijF
— Matthew James Lister (@MrMattLister) June 28, 2021
“Three commercial units underneath the railway arches were ‘completely alight.'”
A telephone box and four vehicles also caught flames during the explosion.
70 firefighters were battling to put out the rampaging fire.
“Early video from the scene of the blaze at railway arches in #ElephantCastle. We have 10 fire engines & 70 firefighters attending & have taken nearly fifty 999 calls. Please avoid the area.”
Station Commander James Ryan said, “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.”
Matthew James Lister said, “Um London wtf is going on?!”
National Rail stated, “A fire next to the track at Elephant & Castle means trains are currently unable to run through this station.”
“As a result of this, trains between London Blackfriars and Denmark Hill / Herne Hill may be cancelled or delayed. Major disruption is expected until the end of the day.”
Fortunately, no casualties have been reported.
It is reported that the incident is not a terrorism-related explosion.
From The Blaze:
The Guardian reported the brigade confirmed that “three commercial units underneath the railway arches were ‘completely alight,'” as well as four nearby vehicles and a telephone box.
Elephant and Castle Station was evacuated and closed after the incident.
Stunning social media photos and videos showed the moment huge towers of smoke erupted into the air following the explosion.
British athlete Matthew James Lister also shared video of the smoke plumes and added, “Um London wtf is going on?!”