The van on fire in Leeds
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Leeds city centre van explosion

A van has exploded in Leeds city centre in a blast thought to have been caused by an acetylene gas cylinder.

The driver was taken to hospital and traffic was disrupted.

Footage of the van on fire was taken by Emma Foreman of BBC Radio Leeds.

Police cordoned off Crown Point Road at the junction with Marsh Lane just after 13:00 BST.

  • 13 Jun 2014