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Manhole cover explodes in Midtown

A loud blast that startled people in Midtown on Saturday night was caused by an exploding manhole cover.

A vehicle was parked over the manhole on East 50th Street and sustained significant damage when the cover blew off around 9 p.m., but it was unoccupied and no passersby were injured.

Con Edison is investigating the cause of the explosion,WABC-TV reports.

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