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One dead, many injured as boiling water flood Swedish street

Water of almost boiling point flooded a street in a Swedish town killing one person and leaving several injured.

A bizarre hot water flood on a street in Sweden left one man dead and many in injured.

The injuries and death happened when a bus crashed in a torrent of near-boiling water which had flooded the streets.

About gallons of 88C water burst out from a broken heating pipe and swamped the Lund city centre.

The emergency services believe the source of the leak was a fractured district heating pipe.

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The mist from the flames of the hot water reduced visibility which is believed to have made the bus driver to lose control of his vehicle and plough into a group of pedestrians, including the man who died.

According to police report, the crash happened around 7.15pm, an hour after the flooding began.

As a result of the hot water with a reported temperature of 88 degrees flooding, local residents were seen using wooden pallets to walk precariously down the streets to avoid burning themselves.

“I don't know what I can say. It is totally crazy. There is water everywhere. It's unreal,” a resident, Lina Aspegren told the TT news agency.

Lund is a town in the southern province of Scania, and is home to Lund University, one of Scandanavia's largest institutions for education.

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