KIEV: A huge explosion in Ukrainian capital Kiev sent scares among the residents, prompting them into panic about what actually happened. But moments later it transpired that an underground water pipeline burst.
The CCTV footage shows the road shaking ominously followed by a blast and a shower of sludge.
The surveillance video shows a woman, on her phone, walking on a pavement close to the site of the blast. It’s not clear what happened to her as the camera blacks out.
Footage from a CCTV camera placed further away shows a street being flooded with muddy water as a shocked resident comes out to see what has happened.
Versions of the video quickly made it to several social media platforms.
The explosion caused major damage to property in the vicinity – windows broken, cars damaged. The photos of the aftermath were shared by a local journalist.