DUP MLA Jonathan Craig has condemned the blast in a busy area of Belfast city centre as "absolutely reckless".
UTV News reports him saying that there was "an explosion as the area was being cleared" and that it was a "miracle" if no one had been injured.
There is no confirmation of this from the police and there are no reports of any injuries, UTV says.
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