Witness: Fire came from beneath ground after explosion

Speaking to the Islington Gazzette, Umit Bakir, who works for a minicab company said:

I looked outside and I could see the fire coming up from underground. Then the fire brigade came and closed the road. My business was far enough away, but if I had been at Iceland I would have been a bit worried.

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Explosion beneath pavement forces evacuation

50 people were forced from the businesses and homes this morning after an explosion beneath an electrical manhole cover in Islington.