Tuesday 12 December 2017

Two hurt in blasts near rail station

Rarj Singh and Tim Moynihan in London

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."

Irish Independent

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