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Pavement explodes in Old Street due to electrical fire

PUBLISHED: 18:33 19 June 2017

The road was closed off by police. Picture: Mark J. Douglas

The road was closed off by police. Picture: Mark J. Douglas

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A pavement in Old Street exploded this afternoon due to an electrical fire.

The road was closed off by police. Picture: Mark J. DouglasThe road was closed off by police. Picture: Mark J. Douglas

Police closed the road between Shoreditch High Street and Curtain road after the incident just before 5.30pm.

Witness Mark J. Douglas wrote on Twitter: “So a section of the footpath just exploded on #oldstreet and the power went out. Pretty sure just an electric fault, but scary!”

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