Story By: Gheorghi Caraseni, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash
This is the moment steam fills the air after an underground hot water pipe burst in a major Russian city and flooded two busy streets.
The incident was filmed in Saint Petersburg in the western Russian region of Leningrad Oblast and numerous videos have been widely circulated on social media.
In the footage, thick steam is seen rising into the air as the busy city street is covered in hot water.
According to reports, the pipe burst on the road next to the Obvodny Canal on 26th March affecting Lermontov Avenue and Drovyany Street.
Local media said chunks of asphalt and debris were also leaked onto the road after the pipe burst.
The incident caused traffic chaos in the city and the police had to deal with several trapped cars while limiting the number of vehicles passing through the affected roads, according to reports.
Meanwhile, the local authorities on the scene reportedly opened several manholes to remove some of the water from the streets.
Fortunately, no one was reported as injured during the incident.
Netizens ‘Yana Cherevatskaya’ and ‘Artem Tabatadze’ both joked: “They must be cleaning the streets with hot water to kill off any viruses.”
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