Two hurt in blasts near rail station
Published 29/09/2011 | 05:00
A man and a woman were injured after a series of small explosions near Crewe railway station, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said last night .
Manhole covers were blown off in the incident, on Nantwich Road.
The two injured people have been taken to hospital suffering from burns.
A faulty underground electrical cable is believed to have caused the explosions.
A spokesman from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "There has been a power failure in the area, which has resulted in the British Transport Police and Network Rail closing the railway station.
"The electrical authority are carrying out an investigation."
A British Transport Police spokesman said: "There was an explosion in the roadway near the train station.
"We were called at 8.22pm. The cause is not yet established but it is believed it may have been a combination of gas and electric underground cables. Emergency services are there making it safe.
"Crewe railway station is closed, trains aren't stopping there to let people off."