Euston station reopens after evacuation caused by exploding e-cigarette
A small contained explosion was caused by an e-cigarette in a bag.
One of London’s busiest rail stations has reopened after an exploding e-cigarette sparked a mass evacuation, the British Transport Police (BTP) said.
Scores of rail passengers fled Euston station in panic on Tuesday evening after a “small contained explosion” believed to have been caused by an e-cigarette in a bag.
The BTP said those travelling should expect severe delays following the “security alert”, which they were alerted to at around 7.40pm.
Thanks everyone for your patience at Euston. We're hoping to have station reopened in next 10 mins but there may still be delays on trains.— British Transport Police (@BTP) August 29, 2017
No-one was injured, police added.
BTP tweeted: “We hope everyone has a safe journey home after the e-cig incident at Euston and that #GBBO (Great British Bake Off) fans get home in time to catch up – #nospoilers.”