Spain building explosion injures 17 people

A minimum of 17 folks have been injured, most of them frivolously, in a powerful explosion that rocked a four-storey constructing being renovated in central Madrid, Spanish authorities say, and rescue groups are trying to find folks probably trapped inside.

4 folks have been taken to hospital, one in critical situation, Madrid Mayor Jose Luis Martinez-Almeida mentioned, including that the trigger was not but clear.

“Some sort of works have been being accomplished within the constructing” within the upmarket Salamanca neighbourhood the place the explosion occurred, he mentioned.

“Firefighters are inside checking the constructing’s construction and to find out whether or not extra folks could possibly be inside,” he instructed Telemadrid TV channel.

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Emergencies service spokeswoman Gema Martin mentioned {that a} college throughout the street from the constructing was not broken and that there was no have to relocate the kids.

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