'Exploding' van in Hackney: Worker critical

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after a van exploded in Hackney.

Police and fire crews are at the scene on Mare Street, Hackney, after the van and a building set on fire at around 12:15pm.

The explosion is thought to be the result of works carried out near a generator inside a commercial property, police said.

The road remains closed.

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Smoke fills Hackney street as van sets on fire

Emergency services are attending the scene of a fire in Mare Street, Hackney, after a van set on fire.

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