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'Explosion' at busy London train station turns out to be an e-cigarette

British Transport Police said in a statement that officers responded to Euston station in north London after receiving reports of an explosion there.

File photo of the inside of Euston station.
File photo of the inside of Euston station.
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POLICE IN THE UK say a scare at a busy London railway station has turned out to have been caused by an electronic cigarette.

British Transport Police said in a statement that officers responded to Euston station in north London after receiving reports of an explosion there.

The station, a central hub for inter-city passenger trains that is connected to a major subway station, was evacuated while bomb-sniffing dogs were brought in to help search the premises.

The police statement says the investigation is ongoing, but that the small explosion “is believed to have been caused by an e-cigarette which was in a bag at the station”.

No injuries were reported, although local media report that some passengers fled the station in panic.

The BBC reports that the station was closed for 90 minutes while BTP investigated the source of the explosion and the London Undergound didn’t stop there during this time.

Witnesses reported crowds running from the scene.

With reporting from Cormac Fitzgerald

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