Dramatic video footage has revealed what exactly what was left behind after a "power network explosion " in London's busy Oxford Street.
Many shoppers and passers-by took to Twitter after events unfolded on Thursday (September 7) evening.
The charred remains on the street were captured by @dahya71, as police officers kept onlookers away from the scene.
The paving appears to be blackened near to a New Balance store in the road.
The area of Oxford Street, near an EE store and John Lewis , became flooded with blue lights and emergency vehicles.
The Met Police said in a tweet at around 7.25pm: "We're dealing with a small 'power network explosion' at 7pm in Oxford St, W1.
"We're aware of one man with minor injuries.
"Cordons in place."
Transport for London said the road was reopend around 8.40pm.
The Metropolitan Police has been contacted for further information on the incident.
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