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EXCLUSIVE: ‘I really felt this is my last moment’, Christian commuter speaks of tube explosion ordeal

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Anna Gorniack was on her way to work on the District Line when she saw what she describes as a fireball coming her way.

The tube was packed with commuters and schoolchildren when the blast went off at Parsons Green station in west London, which is above-ground.



Speaking of her ordeal, she said: “I’m thankful to God I’m still alive.

“I was on my phone and the next thing I can see is people running and screaming. I looked to my right and I could see a fireball coming our way.

“At that moment I thought ‘it’s bomb and it’s for real’ so I started running. Unfortunately I had a fall so I found myself on the floor and at that moment I really felt this is my last moment.

“In my head I was repeating prayers in my head in my native Polish.

“When I saw it was OK to get up and out of the train I did that.”



18 people have been taken to hospital – but no one is believed to have life-threatening injuries.

Some have suffered burns – while others were hurt in the panic which followed.

Reflecting on the incident, Gorniak said: “I’ve never been so close to something life threatening – I just realised how fragile our lives are and we never know when it’s our time.

“I wasn’t able to be calm and pray. I’m just very thankful that I was protected but I know my life is in someone else’s hands.

“I will be praying through the coming days.”

A manhunt is now underway for whoever is responsible for planting the device – which appears to have been left in a bucket in a plastic bag.

No one’s been arrested.

London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan says he’s confident police are doing all they can to catch whoever was behind the attack.

A Christian commuter, who was caught up in the terrorist attack in London on Friday morning has told Premier she’s thankful to God to be alive.

Written by: Miriam Emenike

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