London has problems with electricity – level 3

25-09-2014 15:00

This footage released by Westminster Council shows a lucky escape by two van drivers who narrowly avoided being caught by an exploding pavement.

The incident happened in July, but this CCTV footage has just been released.

It happened near London’s Piccadilly Circus and is part of a growing problem within the city to do with electrical faults.

Energy bosses from OFGEM and UK Power Networks were questioned by Westminster Council recently, but it has been said that the phenomenon could remain a threat for at least another decade, as workers scramble to fix faults across the capital.

Difficult words: footage (video), CCTV (security camera), OFGEM (Office of Gas and Electricity Market), decade (10 years), phenomenon (event that happens regularly), scramble (move quickly).



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