Two Die, One Seriously Injured in Explosion at Madrid Building

According to AFP, the explosion seems to have been caused by a gas leak.

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Fire-fighters work on a damaged building at Toledo Street following an explosion in downtown Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, 20 January. A loud explosion of unknown origin has partially destroyed a six-floor-tall building flanked by a school and a nursing home in the center of Spains capital, Madrid.

At least two people have died after a huge explosion occurred at a building in Madrid on Wednesday, 20 June, reported AFP, citing officials.

AFP also cited emergency services as saying that one person was also seriously injured, while six others suffered light injuries.

According to AFP, the explosion seems have been caused by a gas leak.

Mayor Jose Luis Martinez-Almeida has also reportedly said: "It seems there was a gas explosion in the building.”

According to AFP, the explosion occurred at a building close to an elderly care home. However, nobody at the care home was reported to have been injured.

Nine fire crew and 11 ambulances have been sent to the scene, and the street has been completely shut off from traffic, according to AFP.

(With inputs from AFP.)

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