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Holborn 'explosion'

A Crossrail worker - believed to be in his 20s - has been taken to hospital with serious burns after he cut through an electrical cable at a central London site, causing an explosion.

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Met Police comment on Holborn 'explosion'

Police were called at approximately 12.45 today following reports of an electrical explosion on a building site at the junction of High Holborn and Drury Lane.

Officers, London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service are in attendance. One man believed to be in his 20s is being treated at the scene.

The Health and Safety Executive will be notified.

Road closures remain in place.

– Metropolitan Police spokesman

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