Manhole explosion injures five, including two cops, in the Bronx

A smoking manhole erupted on a Bronx street Friday night, injuring five people — including two responding cops, authorities said.

The manhole cover started smoking under a parked car on East 156th Street near St. Ann’s Avenue in Melrose around 8:10 p.m. With cops, the FDNY and Con Edison on scene, it suddenly exploded, hurting the officers as well as three adults who live on the block, according to police.

All five have since been treated for minor injuries and released.

The parked car was damaged, as well as another car nearby, cops said.

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