Electrical fire sends flames shooting through manholes in central London

April 2, 2015 12:09 AM

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Electrical fire sends flames shooting through manholes in central London

An underground electrical fire in central London Wednesday sent flames and smoke billowing out of manhole covers on a busy main road, leading to the evacuation of thousands of office workers and students from nearby buildings.

Witnesses reported “chaos” as flames and acrid smoke shot out into the three-lane road in Kingsway, Holborn while others said they “struggled to breathe.” More than 2,000 people were evacuated, Sky News reported.

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