Electrical fault causes "explosion" in Tynemouth

An apparent electrical fault underground has blown a hole in part of the pavement in Tynemouth. Local people reported hearing a loud bang and debris in the road. Northern Powergrid also reported 6,000 homes without power in the area.

Pictures: explosion causes damage in Tynemouth

Police have cordoned off an area around a hole in the pavement, caused by an apparent electrical fault underground in Tynemouth,

Local people reported hearing a loud explosion on Hotspur Street. Debris was scattered over the road. 6,000 homes are without power.

Debris scattered over the road after electrical fault appears to case explosion underground
Police cordon off an area of Tynemouth around the explosion

Electric fault causes "explosion" in Tynemouth

An apparent electrical fault underground has blown a hole in part of the pavement in Tynemouth.

Local people reported hearing a loud bang and debris in the road on Hotspur Street.

Northern Powergrid also reported 6,000 homes without power in the area.

Hotspur Street in Tynemouth is cordoned off by police Credit: @Ravenser
Local people reported hearing a loud explosion. Credit: @Ravenser

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