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London: Oxford Circus Tube station evacuated amid reports of smoke

London Fire Brigade said crews were investigating “smoke issuing at platform level” at Oxford Circus station.

world Updated: Aug 11, 2017 14:51 IST
British Transport Police said its officers were on the scene but the cause “is not currently being treated as suspicious.”
British Transport Police said its officers were on the scene but the cause “is not currently being treated as suspicious.”(Twitter Photo)

One of the busiest stations on London’s subway system was evacuated Friday morning after a train carriage filled with smoke.

London Fire Brigade said crews were investigating “smoke issuing at platform level” at Oxford Circus station.

Passenger Tom Singer tweeted a photograph of smoke filling a carriage of a Bakerloo Line train at the station. Another photo posted by Joe Bunting showed passengers in a smoky subway car covering their mouths and noses.

British Transport Police said its officers were on the scene but the cause “is not currently being treated as suspicious.”

Passengers say staff ordered everyone to leave just before 9 a.m. (0800GMT) Friday.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.