HC Deb 23 July 1935 vol 304 cc1652-3
33. Mr. THORNE

asked the First Commissioner of Works whether he can give the House any information in connection with the explosion that took place at the Tower of London; and what damage was done and if anyone was injured?


The explosion is believed to have been caused by a short circuit in the electric cable in the roadway between the Devereux and Flint Towers, and resulted in the manhole being blown up and the junction fuse boxes at the main gates being damaged. The outbreak was extinguished by the local regimental fire picket before the arrival of the London Fire Brigade. No one was injured.