The explosion was caused by a faulty power cord
An explosion from a manhole in Times Square has caused panic in New York and panicked people fleeing nearby.
The explosion happened yesterday around 19:00 local time, due to which part of “Times Square” was closed. So far there is no information that there are any injuries. While fire broke out in one of the manholes, smoke was coming out of the other.
According to the information published by the competent services, the explosion occurred due to a defect in the power cable, but there was no interruption of the electricity supply.
Police and fire brigades soon went to the scene, which prevented the evacuation of people who were nearby