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Euston train station evacuated after explosion ’caused by electronic cigarette’

29 August, 2017 — By Emily Finch, William McLennan

EUSTON train station has been evacuated this evening after a “small explosion” thought to have been caused by faulty electronic cigarette.

Tube passengers were advised to leave the underground and return to the ticket hall, as trains were not stopping at the station “owing to a security alert”.

British Transport Police said: “Officers are currently at Euston station responding to a security alert.

“We are investigating but there appears to have been a small contained explosion which is believed to have been caused by an electrical item. No one has been injured.

“The station is currently evacuated whilst officers and search dogs check the area is safe.”

They later tweeted: “An e-cigarette in a bag is believed to have been the cause of the small explosion at London Euston this evening.”

A Met police spokesman said they were called at about 7:45pm to reports of a “suspicious package at Euston station,” adding: “We have officers on the scene and dealing with the incident.”

There had been “no reports of any injuries,” the spokesman said.

This story is being updated.

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