LONDON — A fire broke out in a train carriage at a central London train station platform Sunday, closing it for two hours.
The dramatic incident was captured on camera by passenger Vincenzo Minore:
The blaze, thought to have been caused by an electrical fault, broke out on platform six, and was attended by 33 firefighters and officers.
"A small section of the front carriage of a train on platform 6 was damaged in the blaze plus a section of track," the London Fire Brigade said in a statement. "Around 100 people were evacuated from the station. A small number of people were on the affected train, but they were evacuated by station staff and there were no injuries."
There was panic at the scene, with some people saying they assumed it was a bomb, according to BBC News. However, police said they were not treating the fire as suspicious.
"Suddenly the doors burst open, and a woman ran through shouting there's a bomb on the train, everybody get off," Eileen Harris told the BBC. "We ran away towards the opposite end of the station because I thought that if there was a bomb, they'd probably take out the concourse."
The station was closed for a time, but has now reopened.
UPDATE: Following a fire at London #CharingCross, platforms 1 - 4 have reopened and trains are able to run residual delays up to 60 minutes— National Rail (@nationalrailenq) Tháng 11 23, 2014
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