VIDEO: Miraculous escape for mother and her two children after manhole explosion in Northampton

Dramatic CCTV footage has captured the moment a mother and her two children were forced to run for their lives after a manhole cover exploded in a Northampton street.

A camera outside a supermarket filmed the moment an electrical fault caused the explosion in the pavement next to a cashpoint being used by the family.

The force of the blast ripped part of the newsagent’s shop sign down, which narrowly avoided colliding with the head of the young boy.