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BREAKING: HUGE ‘flash of light’ followed by ‘massive explosion’ in Hackney Wick, London


A large explosion was reportedly heard before a huge flash of light followed by a plume of smoke in the London district of Hackney Wick.


According to The Mirror this afternoon, Monday, November 28, eyewitnesses in the London district of Hackney Wick described hearing a large ‘explosion’ followed by a ‘huge flash of light’

A large plume of smoke subsequently started billowing up into the sky they added. Another person living in Clapton told the publication that her front room ‘flashed blue when it happened’.

There has been no word yet regarding the cause of the incident although some suggestions – including a tweet from Hackney Police –  have pointed to a lightning strike.

“We’ve received several calls about loud bangs in the Stoke Newington area this evening. No major incidents have been reported to us. The noise appears to have been caused by thunder and lightning”, the force wrote.

Social media users were quick to post, with one commenting @LeanneDraper7: “I heard it in Hackney Wick! Thought it was thunder for a sec”.

This is a breaking news story and we will try to keep you updated as more information becomes available, thank you.


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Chris King

Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at

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