Power surge causes explosion on a subway line in London's financial district
Associated Press | July 7, 2005
LONDON (AP) - An explosion on a subway line Thursday morning in London's financial district injured several people, British Transport Police said.
Metronet, a company which maintains the subway infrastructure, said the explosion was caused by a power surge. London Underground reported a second incident at another subway station in northeast London, but gave no details immediately. London Ambulance Service said several vehicles had been dispatched to the area near Liverpool Street station.
"We believe there was some sort of explosion. There are some walking wounded at Aldgate," said a spokesman for City of London police, speaking on condition of anonymity.
"We are not sure of the scale of the incident. Reports are still coming in."
Several stations were closed following the incident, including the busy King's Cross station in north London