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Underground pipe explodes in street causing six-storey high explosion of water which destroys everything in its path

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An underground pipe in Ukraine burst with such force that it created a 'mushroom asphalt' explosion - destroying cars and rocketing muddy water six storeys high.

Credits: Rex Features © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: Rex Features Incredible CCTV footage shows a huge bubble of earth rupturing and blowing apart, similar to a battlefield IED.

Credits: Rex Features © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: Rex Features A woman walking along the road in Kiev is seen on camera being hit by a shower of debris and small rubble, while nearby vehicles are buffeted by the shockwave.

An array of cars parked on the street were damaged extensively, as were neighbouring buildings.

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Credits: Rex Features © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: Rex Features The explosion of water, which caused a muddy brown flood to flow down the street, reached heights of 25 metres, according to local reports.

The Kiev city department responsible for maintenance of the pipes have confirmed that compensation will be paid out to residents who suffered damage to property.

Credits: Rex Features © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: Rex Features Local media reports that Tuesday's explosion was caused by hydraulic testing on pipes that were installed in 1979.

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