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Pavement explosion in Pimlico, central London

26 April 2013 Last updated at 12:13 BST

A central London resident has released video footage of the moment when a pavement exploded in central London, narrowly missing a passer by.

The blast, which left a crater in the middle of the street, occurred at about 10:25 BST on Thursday and is believed to have been caused by a faulty power cable.

Witness Charlie Brook, who filmed the second explosion from her window, described hearing three explosions, the most dramatic being the second blast which saw flames erupt into the air.