Injuries reported after “explosion” on train at major East London station

Passengers on board a London Overground train at Dalston Kingsland station had to evacuate this morning after sparks and smoke were seen in a carriage.

While local council chiefs first said there was a number of “walking wounded”, it is understood that two people are now being treated for injuries.

“Train incident at Dalston Kingsland overground station. Several walking wounded. Police & LAS on scene. Plz avoid station & area,” said Hackney Council in a tweet.

There are currently severe delays on London Overground between Richmond and Stratford, and also between Clapham Junction and Stratford.

Tickets being accepted on other services including Greater Anglia, Great Western Railway, Great Northern and London Buses.

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said the incident was caused by a drill which had overheated.

The incident is not being treated as suspicious.

(Photo: Geograph)

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