A manhole cover is blasted some 200 ft into the air after an explosion
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Explosion blasts manhole cover 200ft into the air

Authorities in Buffalo, New York, say an underground electrical fire caused a manhole cover to fly more than 200ft (61 metres) into the air.

The blast was captured by a television news photojournalist while carrying out an interview.

Two buildings had already been evacuated as smoke had been pouring out of several manholes.

The cover landed near a firefighter and a utility truck. No one was injured.

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