Underground explosion sends manhole cover flying in South Philadelphia

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An underground explosion rattled a block in South Philadelphia. (WPVI)

An underground explosion rattled a block in South Philadelphia.

It happened at 1 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of South 16th and McKean streets.

Police and fire crews responded to the scene after reports of a loud noise and smoke pouring from a manhole.



Apparently the force of the blast sent the manhole cover flying.

Fortunately, no one was hurt, and the power never went out.

PECO is investigating.
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