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'Electrical explosion' on Oxford Street injures one man

'Electrical explosion' on Oxford Street injures one man

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Footage shows part of the pavement scorched after the explosion
Part of Oxford Street was closed after a suspected electrical explosion. The Met Police said one man had been left with minor injuries after a small "power network explosion" at about 19:00 BST.A police cordon was put in place blocking traffic and part of the pavement, but has since been lifted.Eyewitnesses described "screaming, crying and shouting" after a loud explosion, followed by "heat and light" coming from a box of electrical wires.
Eyewitnesses described seeing "burnt ground" after the suspected electrical explosion
Bronte Aurell tweeted: "I saw the explosion on #oxfordstreet I was right there - if that's an electrical explosion I don't want to ever meet one again. Was massive!"
Adam Jogee tweeted: "Terrifying few moments in John Lewis on Oxford Street. Explosion and lots of screaming, crying and shouting. All told to hide or get out."Twitter account @Londonstuff tweeted a video showing a large amount of smoke saying: "Something's happened on Oxford Street. People running away quickly and panicking."A spokeswoman from the Met confirmed roads had now reopened and emergency teams had stood down.She said the electricity company was at the scene.
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