Explosion in Madrid building, 3 killed and several injured
An explosion as a result of a gas leak which ripped through an entire building kills 3 people and leaves more than 7 people with injuries.
The blast, which occurred in a building on Toledo Street, caused widespread damage, according to video footage tweeted out by the Madrid city hall emergency information service, Emergencias Madrid. Rescue teams, firefighters and police are being deployed to the site of the explosion, Madrid’s emergency services said.
Images from the scene showed the walls on the top four or five storeys of the residential building in the heart of the La Latina neighbourhood had been blown out, with debris littered far and wide. Images broadcast on Spanish television showed cars destroyed by the force of the explosion and smoke billowing from the top floor of the six-storey building which housed local priests.
Many of policemen and rescuers occupied the streets around the building which housed local priests who worked in the area. This building was located next to an elderly care home but no one was injured.