Woman hurt in 'exploding' car

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A woman was taken to hospital with serious injuries today following reports of a car exploding.

Officers were called to Vigo, near Meopham, Kent, just after 1pm.

A Kent Police spokeswoman said a cordon was put in place and Harvel Road, Commority Road and Southfield Road were closed, while some homes within the cordon area were evacuated.

Army bomb disposal experts were sent to examine a vehicle, but the spokeswoman said this was a precautionary measure to ensure there was no hazard before police began a full forensic examination of the scene.

A Kent Fire and Rescue Service spokewoman said it sent two fire engines to the incident.