people have been injured following a blast on a Madrid tube
train this morning.
incident occurred when a commuter’s computer tablet exploded and
terrorism has been ruled out.
blast occurred on a Line 9 train travelling towards Paco de
Lucia at Principe de Vergara tube station in the Spanish
least six people have reportedly been hurt including the owner
of the tablet and travellers sitting nearby.
device is believed to belong to a woman who had it in her bag.
reports said the blast caused scenes of
panic among commuters who mistook it for a terror attack.
and paramedics have been sent to the scene.
amounts of smoke was seen coming out of the carriage after the
Juan Teixera tweeted: “A tube was evacuated because a tablet
exploded. Half an hour trapped inside.”
Casatejada, 33, told El
Pais: "People started running, they said there was a
backpack with smoke.
opened the door manually, we had been standing for several
minutes, but people got scared and everybody started to run.
were afraid that it would be an attack."
activated the emergency brake before leaving the train and
walking along the track.
train though was said to have stopped just 100 meters away from
services between Sainz de Baranda and Avenida de America had
been suspended but have now been reopened.
and members of the national and local police are at the scene.
spokeswoman for Emergencies Madrid said staff were helping 17
passengers deal with shock.
similar incident happened in July when passengers on a Ryanair
jet to Ibiza were panicked after a mobile
phone battery caught fire as the plane
was about to take off.
were led off the plane at Barcelona's El Prat airport after the
inflatable slide was activated.