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Electrical explosion near UCLA leaves bus driver with minor injuries, damages building

May 17, 2011 | 10:13 am

Explosion
An electrical transformer vault exploded Tuesday morning in Westwood near the UCLA campus, Los Angeles city fire officials said.

Residents reported hearing a loud explosion, which left a bus driver with minor injuries and caused minor damage to a building in the area of Weyburn Avenue and Westwood Boulevard.

There was no fire, and the Department of Water and Power has been notified of the accident, fire officials said.

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Photo: Los Angeles City Fire Department and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials investigate at the site of an electrical explosion that damaged a Metro bus. Credit: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times

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