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Dramatic movement powerline and tree collide in Melbourne storm

The moment a live powerline hit a tree, causing a firey explosion in Melbourne has been caught on camera.

The dramatic vision, filmed by a motorist and uploaded to social media platform TikTok, has shown a tree becoming tangled in powerlines during extreme winds, before bursting into flames and exploding.

A number of cars can be seen beneath the powerlines.

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It is not known if there were any injuries as a result of the explosion.

A huge clean-up is underway after winds up to 146km/h destroyed homes, uprooting 100-year-old trees and knocking out power.

More than 5,000 people called for help while more than 100,000 homes were still blacked out this morning.

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Authorities have said that wind gusts that strong have not been seen in over a decade.

Emergency crews have now focused their attention on a massive clean-up effort, which may take days.

Weather warnings are now over, with sunshine and showers and a high of 16C today.

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