The reported blast occurred on a tube train near Tower Hill station and was followed by a fire and an acidic smell, according to the Daily Mail. Eyewitnesses said that a small battery exploded in a passenger's bag on a train, causing a fire.
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Tower Hill station has been evacuated, and there were reports at the scene of panic leading to a small stampede.
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British Transport Police said on Twitter that the incident is not "suspicious," adding that the incident was likely caused by the overheating of a mobile phone charger.
The incident comes amid the "severe" security threat in the United Kingdom. Earlier in the month, a blast hit Parsons Green tube station, leaving some 30 people injured. The Daesh terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack.