Residents evacuated after manhole explosion in Brighton Beach

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Dozens of residents were evacuated Tuesday due to elevated levels of carbon monoxide after a manhole explosion in Brighton Beach.

The explosion happened near 3011 Brighton 8th St. The fire department tells News 12 it all unfolded just before 11 a.m.

Residents say they heard a loud boom when it happened. There is no word on what caused the explosion, but some witnesses in the area say they believe it might be related to a construction site nearby.

Councilman Chaim Deutsch says his office was notified, and one of his staff members is assisting residents where needed.

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