Panic as passengers evacuate train after man recites lines from Bible
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Panic as passengers evacuate train after man recites lines from Bible

PASSENGERS on a commuter train 'self evacuated' after a man caused panic after reading lines from the Bible.  

The incident happened outside Wimbledon station in south-west London at 8.30am this morning as a man began reading lines aloud from the Bible, according to the BBC.

Passengers on the South Western Railway train from Shepperton to Waterloo train forced open the doors on a busy rush-hour train and climbed on to tracks after becoming "panicked" in the carriage.

According to passengers, the man began quoting phrases such as, "death is not the end," and "you'd better pray doomsday is here."

One passenger who was on the train told the BBC the man's Bible-reading led to a "commotion" and a "crush."

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He said someone then asked the man to stop speaking "as he was scaring people" and "the guy stopped and stood there with his head down."

Rail power lines were cut as passengers "self-evacuated," police said, and trains through the area were expected to remain disrupted until 1pm.

No arrests have been made, British Transport Police said.

A Network Rail spokesperson said no passengers or train staff were injured but "significant delays" would continue on services in and out of Waterloo "for the rest of the morning."