'Explosion on Paris metro' as dozens of passengers are evacuated from smoke-filled station
Incendie au metro Place d'Italie— Remy Buisine (@RemyBuisine) February 8, 2017
- Origine accidentelle
- Feu maîtrisé
- 8 personnes touchées dont plusieurs pour intoxications. pic.twitter.com/B9hS4VTkpc
From the Mirror:
A 'huge explosion' has been reported on the Paris metro leading to dozens of passengers evacuated from a station.
The incident, on Line 6 in or near to the the Place d'Italie subway stop, appears to have been caused by an electrical fire, but has raised fresh terror fears as France remains on high alert.
As many as eight passengers are believed to have been injured in the explosion, either in the apparent blast or from smoke inhalation. It is unclear at this time what caused the explosion, but security personnel are believed have sealed off the area.
Dozens of armed police are at the scene around the Place d'Italie as the situation is investigated.
Early reports suggest the explosion was caused by an electrical fire and that eight people have been injured.I'm sure the Police are armed in case the Electrical Fire decides to detonate anymore explosions.