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Huge explosion in south London causes disruption to trains from Kent

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Original article from Kent Live

A huge explosion close to Elephant and Castle station in London has led to major disruption on the train network.

Dramatic photos on social media showed black clouds billowing into the sky this afternoon (June 28)

About 70 firefighters are currently battling the fire near the station but it is not yet known if anyone has been injured.

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All lines through Elephant and Castle have been blocked, which includes Thameslink Trains.

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This could affect services into Kent, with Maidstone, Medway and Gravesend sitting on the same line.

London Fire Brigade has confirmed that the fire began at one of the railway arches,

A statement by The London Ambulance Service sent to MyLondon has not yet been able to provide an update on if there are any injuries.

There has been a big emergency service response

A spokesperson said: "We were called at 1.50pm today (June 28) to reports of a fire near Elephant and Castle station.

"We sent a number of ambulance crews, incident response officers and specialist response teams to the scene, including our hazardous area response team.

"They remain at the scene where they are working alongside other emergency services."

The smoke could be seen from miles away as it dominated the London skyline.

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