Subway train derails in east London
Police say not terror-related.
LONDON (AP) -- A subway train derailed in east London during rush hour Thursday. One person was injured in the accident, which police said was not terror-related.
One passenger suffered an ankle injury when the Central Line train derailed at 9:04 a.m. (0804 GMT) between the Bethnal Green and Mile End stations, British Transport Police said.
Paramedics were attending the scene, but there were no immediate reports of further injuries. The accident was reportedly caused by an obstruction on the tracks, according to Transport for London.
The train remained upright throughout the incident, police said. Britain's Press Association reported six cars were believed to have gone off the track.
About 400 passengers were on board and authorities began evacuating passengers at 10:25 a.m. (0925 GMT), police said. Passengers from the derailed train and the one stuck behind it were being led to Mile End station, Transport for London said.
A large section of the Central Line was suspended.
The Rail Accident Investigation Branch was investigating the derailment.
There were 21 derailments on the system in the year ending March 31, but none of those trains was in passenger service, according to Transport for London.
British authorities are on high vigilance before the anniversary of the suicide bombings in London that killed 52 people on London's subway and on a bus, July 7, 2005.
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