10 injured after bonfire explodes at Jewish celebration

Ten people were injured when a bonfire lit to celebrate the eve of a Jewish holiday exploded and sent a fireball into a crowd in north London.

Paramedics were called to the Lag BaOmer event in Ravensdale Road, Stamford Hill, on Wednesday evening and Hatzola, a volunteer emergency medical service, said it provided a "mega response team".

Video posted to the internet showed dozens of people standing around the bonfire which was reportedly soaked in oil.

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As soon as a torch was used to light the bonfire, there was an explosion which sent crowds running.

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Hatzola said that "multiple patients were treated" at the scene.

The Metropolitan Police said no serious injuries were reported.

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