A powerful explosion occurred near the Elephant and Castle metro station in central London, Sky News reports.
About 70 firefighters are trying to cope with a large fire that arose as a result of the explosion. According to the London Fire Service, three commercial objects, four cars, and a telephone booth are burning.
“Three commercial objects under the railway arches, as well as four cars and a telephone booth are completely engulfed in flames. Roads are blocked, citizens are advised to avoid the area of the incident and keep windows and doors closed, “ the London Fire Service said on its Twitter page.
It is reported that the roads in the area of the incident will be closed for several hours. Information about the victims is not provided, the causes of the incident are being clarified.