Horrific electrical explosions cause panic on UK commuter train (VIDEO)
Panicked passengers fled in terror as blinding explosions repeatedly erupted around them.
Dramatic footage of the Dorchester South Station incident captured bystanders yelling “get off the train” and “call an ambulance” in response to the litany of loud bangs and 20ft-high (6 meters) sparks, reports the Metro.
The sparks were a result of ‘electrical arcing’ under the train, caused when electricity breaks down gas and creates on ongoing discharge.
Despite the dramatic firework-like eruptions, no injuries were reported, according to a South West Trains spokesman. Local rail services were delayed for two hours over the incident.
"Passengers were taken off the 18:03 Weymouth to Waterloo service at Dorchester South station after reports of electrical arcing underneath the train.
"Emergency services were called as a precaution, but were not required. There was no fire, although the incident did result in flashes, smoke and a bang, as well as cosmetic damage to the train."