Video: Massive Water Pipe Explosion Destroys Cars, Smashes Windows

The CCTV footage shows the road shaking ominously followed by a blast and a shower of sludge. Luckily, no one was hurt.

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Video: Massive Water Pipe Explosion Destroys Cars, Smashes Windows

The water pipe burst on a street in Ukrainian capital Kiev

Highlights

  1. The water pipe burst on a street in Kiev, Ukraine
  2. According to reports, no one was hurt in the incident
  3. The water reached as high as 7 floors, said local reports
On a quiet Monday afternoon, the ground beneath a street in Ukrainian capital Kiev trembled. Perhaps as a sign of things to come. Before anyone could make sense of what was happening, an underground water pipe dramatically burst. The massive explosion was caught on surveillance camera.

The CCTV footage shows the road shaking ominously followed by a blast and a shower of sludge.

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The surveillance video shows a woman, on her phone, walking on a pavement close to the site of the blast. It's not clear what happened to her as the camera blacks out.

Footage from a CCTV camera placed further away shows a street being flooded with muddy water as a shocked resident comes out to see what has happened.

Versions of the video quickly made it to several social media platforms.



Local reports say the water reached as high as 7 floors. The muddiness of the water could be sand, a Redditor suggested.

The explosion caused major damage to property in the vicinity - windows broken, cars damaged. The photos of the aftermath were shared by a local journalist.
 
 
 


It's not clear what caused the accident. Another journalist, on Facebook, suggested nobody was hurt in the incident.
 
 
 


Here's another video of the aftermath
 
 
 
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