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Eastbourne burger van blast filmed on CCTV

9 September 2013 Last updated at 20:53 BST

The moment a burger van exploded into a fireball, possibly because of a leaking gas cylinder, has been captured on CCTV.

Parked cars and a neighbouring business were damaged in the blast in Polegate near Eastbourne, East Sussex.

Kevin Delves, from KD Catering Butchers, whose CCTV recorded the explosion, was minutes away from hitching up the van to take it to its spot on a local layby.

He said he heard an "almighty explosion" and looked out to see the trailer had exploded. He rushed out because small fires had started but said he saw gas vapours leaking from a pipe on a nearby canister.

"We thought the best thing was just to ring the fire brigade and let them deal with it," he said.