Swedish city turns into sauna after boiling water floods streets

A broken heating pipe caused streets in the Swedish city of Lund to be blanketed in steam on Friday night:

And it really was hot water – up to 88C.

“Units have reported almost zero visibility,” a Skåne police spokesman told The Local.

Picture: Joachim Rittfeldt

Local residents were even seen using wooden pallets to walk down the flooded streets so they wouldn’t burn themselves.

Picture: Joachim Rittfeldt

While no one was reported burned, the reduced visibility may have been responsible for the death of one man after a bus ran into a group of pedestrians.

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