UK PM Theresa May as rebuked speculative tweets of US President Trump on the latest London train blast that left at least 22 people injured.
May said that speculations aren’t helpful for anybody. “I never think it’s helpful for anybody to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation,” she said, speaking after an emergency cabinet meeting.
In the latest incident, a bomb detonated on a packed London Underground train on Friday, setting off a “wall of fire” that burned commuters in Britain’s fifth terror attack in six months. Witnesses saw passengers with facial burns and hair coming off at the Parsons Green station in west London after the explosion on the train during the morning rush hour.
“At 8:20 this morning at Parsons Green station there was an explosion on a Tube train. We now assess that this was a detonation of an improvised explosive device,” police counter-terror chief Mark Rowley said. He added that most of the injuries were due to “flash burns”, while others were wounded by the stampede as passengers ran out of the station in panic.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said a “manhunt” was underway.
US President Donald Trump said that “loser terrorists” were behind the attack, adding that they were already “in the sights” of British police.
London’s Metropolitan Police dismissed the tweet as “unhelpful speculation”, and Trump was also rebuked by Prime Minister Theresa May.
May also said the device was “clearly intended to cause significant harm,” condemning it as a “cowardly attack”.