Electrical blast injures man in London's Oxford Street

Fire crew members and police instantly reached site

News Desk September 08, 2017
Fire crew members and police were instantly at the scene, as the victim appeared to receive minor injuries. PHOTO: AFP

LONDON: According to police, a man was injured during a power explosion blast on one of central London’s busiest streets.

Scotland Yard confirmed that the “electrical network” blast took place at around 7pm and Oxford Street was sealed off immediately.

Fire crew members and police were instantly at the scene, where the man appeared to have received minor injuries.

Video footage of the incident posted on social media showed smoke growing as concerned shoppers looked on.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police told The Independent that the blast was not apprehensive and refused to comment till further investigation was done.

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The fault “occurred on an underground electricity cable affecting the local area,” said the UK Power Networks, which operates the electrical grid in the south of England.

The body said, it had no idea when the cordon would be cleared, stating they may have to carry out repairs as they may have to dig up the road for it.

This story originally appeared on The Independent.


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