This week an underground water pipe in Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, exploded causing massive damage.
This is the moment an underground water pipe exploded, sending rocks and soil flying and damaging nearby cars and buildings.
The huge bulge of soil exploded into the air after a high-pressure water pipe burst in the Ukrainian capital city of Kiev on Monday.
The spectacular explosion left six square-metre hole in the ground as muddy water flooded the streets.
One woman in a cream-coloured sweater watched the explosion which damaged nearby cars – but incredibly left her unharmed.
The high-pressure water pipes had been used to funnel hot water to housing complexes from central heating plants.
Fortunately the pipe, which normally carries scalding water, was only filled with cold water when it exploded.
Officials said they have been carrying out tests, which is why the water had not been heated.
mmediately after the explosion, the muddy water from the pipeline can be seen flooding the street as another woman stands by watching the destruction in dismay.
Council workers responsible for the communal pipeline say the burst happened on a section of the pipeline that had previously not been in use for 37 years.
As a result they came under criticism when it was pointed out that the normal pipeline would only be expected to operate for 25 years before being replaced, and certainly not be put into service again after a 37-year break. DailyMail