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Vehicles drive over a large hump in the road after a sand pipe nearly exploded in Phnom Penh's Chak Angre Krom commune on Thursday. (Hean Rangsey/VOD)

National Road 2 Bulges, Cracks Open After Sand Pipe Explosion

The explosion of an underground sand pipe caused a 20-meter length of asphalt to bulge and crack open along National Road 2 Thursday morning, blocking traffic for more than an hour near the Australian Center for Education.