By Nmasichi Chukwuemeka
On Friday, September 15th, an explosion went off at Parsons Green Underground station in West London.
No one was killed, but about 29 people were injured, and 19 taken to London hospitals, The New York Times reported; the explosive device which was homemade was contained in a white bucket and only half exploded, and the explosion has caused a lot of panic amongst citizens as most of them seem to be in shock.
According to The New York Times, “I was on second carriage from the back. I just heard a kind of ‘whoosh.’ I looked up and saw the whole carriage engulfed in flames making its way towards me,” Ola Fayankinnu a subway rider said.
Lauren Hubbard said, “I looked around, and this wall of fire was just coming toward us, so we just ran,” The Telegraph reported The British government has condemned this act of ‘terrorism’ and according to The New York Times, Prime Minister Theresa May, has called the blast a “cowardly attack,” and raised the national threat level to “critical.”
However, it was a “Twitter” post by President Trump that created some discontent overseas. According to The Telegraph, Mr Trump posted on Twitter: “Another attack in London by a loser terrorist. These are sick and demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard. Must be proactive!” President Trump also tweeted, “Ban on visitors from predominantly Muslim countries, should be “far larger, tougher and more specific.”
British Prime Minister Theresa May told President Trump she was displeased with his suggestion on Friday that the suspects in a London terrorist attack were “in the sights” of London’s Metropolitan Police, according to The Bloomberg report.
“I never think it’s helpful for anybody to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation, the police and security services are working to discover the full circumstances of this cowardly attack and to identify all those responsible” Prime Minister May said.
Iris Chris, a London resident said, “I don’t get it. We voted to exit EU because we wanted to regain our sovereignty only to get orders from Trumpet who’s got the nerve to rebuke Scotland Yard and tell us to be more proactive? Since when exactly are our internal affairs his business? What will become of you now England? Another star in the stars and stripes? Or another stripe?” The Telegraph reported.