Pavement explodes in Old Street due to electrical fire
PUBLISHED: 18:33 19 June 2017
A pavement in Old Street exploded this afternoon due to an electrical fire.
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!”