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5 Hurt, Including Cops, When Manhole Explodes in Bronx

Two NYPD officers and three civilians were hurt when a manhole exploded in the Bronx Friday evening.

It's not clear what caused the manhole to pop near East 156th Street and St. Ann's Avenue in Melrose just before 7:30 p.m. Con Edison says no one lost power as a result of the explosion. 

Video from the scene shows smoke rising from under a car. Police say the manhole cover came loose under a Buick parked on top of it. 

All five people had minor injuries and went to the Jacobi Medical Center for treatment. 

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