Exploding bonfire injures 10 at London festival

03 May, 2018, 16:54 | Author: Mable Gonzales
  • Massive fire at London Jewish festival

On the Jewish holiday of Lag BaOmer in the London district of Stamford hill the explosion occurred.

Picture: Supplied.A crowd of hundreds were showered in balls of flame as the bonfire erupted during Jewish Lag BaOmer celebrations in Stamford Hill.

The explosion, which happened in Stamford Hill last night, was reported to have been caused by someone throwing a phone into the fire.

It's believed that the blast only occurred as the fire was being lit, suggesting that it was caused by the fire's fuel - thought to be oil.

Ten people were injured after a bonfire exploded in north London during celebrations for a Jewish festival.

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Hatzola said on Twitter that it "provided a mega response team to a major incident as a result of a fire explosion".

London Ambulance Service went to the scene at about 11pm and treated multiple people for burns.

They added no criminal allegations had been reported, with no serious injuries.

Yeshiva site reported that 10 of the injured were taken to hospital.

The condition of the victims remains unclear.

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