An express train packed with tourists, many of them Americans, en route from Gatwick Airport to Victoria Station rammed the rear of a commuter train today. At least 100 people were injured, two of them seriously, officials said.
Passengers were flung from their seats and showered with glass as the trains collided with a tremendous bang at Battersea Park station.
Dozens of the injured, some with faces covered in blood, were helped into ambulances and taken to hospitals, eyewitnesses reported.
Service into and out of Victoria Station, one of the British capital’s busiest rail terminals, was continuing but with substantial delays.