Minor incident with e-cigarette exploding forced evacuation at London Euston station


“We are investigating but there appears to have been a small contained explosion which is believed to have been caused by an e-cigarette which was in a bag at the station,” British Transport Police said. Fortunately, no one is believed to have been injured. Officers and dogs searched the area. They declared the area safe.

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People outside the Euston station after incident

Many people in the station at the time reported “panic” as people feared the threat of another terror action. People described “a very scary situation.” Passengers ran screaming for their lives. Some people were screaming ‘No, I don’t want to die’.” All lines were blocked. Tubes did not stop at the station during the security alert. Pubs including the Euston Tap shut their doors and forced punters outside. At about 9.15pm, BTP said the station had reopened. However, delay in station’s activity was reported. Network Rail confirmed: “The station has now reopened but there will be significant delays until end of service owing to the earlier security alert.” Pictures show huge queues as people gather on the station’s concourse waiting for the service to resume.


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