Police probe 'minor' London tube explosion

Emergency services attended a small explosion at Southgate Underground station in London.
Emergency services attended a small explosion at Southgate Underground station in London.

British police say a blast at an underground station in north London was unlikely to be terror-related but investigations were ongoing.

Police were called to reports of a minor explosion shortly after 7pm local time at Southgate Tube station in north London.

"Enquiries continue but we do not believe this to be terror- related at this time," British Transport Police (BTP) said on Twitter.

The Metropolitan Police tweeted: "Officers remain at #Southgate tube station. Enquires are ongoing to establish the cause of a reported minor explosion at 19:03 hours. We are not aware of any serious injury.

"Enquires are ongoing to establish the cause of a reported minor explosion."

BTP added a "small number" of people had been treated at the scene.

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