04/06/2015 11:26 BST | Updated 04/06/2015 11:59 BST

Manhole Explodes In Northampton Nearly Injuring Woman And Two Children

A woman and two children narrowly escaped serious injury after a manhole exploded on a busy Northampton street.

Incredible CCTV footage shows the trio stood next to a cashpoint when flames suddenly shoot up, flinging paving slabs into the air.

The incident happened at around 8am on Tuesday.

It's cause is believed to be an electrical fault.