CCTV footage has captured the moment a mother and her two children escaped an exploding manhole.
A camera outside a supermarket in Northampton filmed the explosion which was caused by an electrical fault in the pavement next to a cashpoint being used by the family.
Emergency services were called out to the incident shortly after 8am on Tuesday and the mother was treated by the ambulance service. An East Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “An ambulance attended to treat a woman who had been walking in the area with two children when the cover flew into the air, but there were no serious injuries.”
A spokesman for Northamptonshire Fire Service said the cause of the explosion was an electrical fault in an underground box.