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UPDATE: Powerful Explosion Causes Damage And Injuries In Prague

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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UPDATE

Monday, April 29, 2013

Officials now say 40 people were injured after an explosion rocks the Czech capital of Prague. The street was covered with rubble and has been sealed off by police who have also evacuated people from nearby buildings and closed a wide area around the explosion site. Zdenek Schwarz, head of the rescue service in Prague, says up to 40 people have been injured.

Police spokesman Tomas Hulan says it is not certain what caused the blast in Divadelni Street, but it was likely a natural gas explosion

Monday, April 29, 2013

Police say a powerful explosion has damaged a building in the center of the Czech capital, Prague, and they believe some people are buried in the rubble.

Police spokesman Tomas Hulan says it is not immediately clear what caused the blast in Divadelni Street on Monday morning.

The street is covered with rubble and has been sealed off by police.

Jirina Ernestova, spokeswoman for the rescue service says rescuers expect some people are buried under the rubble. Firefighters spokeswoman Pavlina Adamcova says at least 13 people have been injured.

Windows in buildings located hundreds of meters from the blast were shattered, including some in the nearby National Theater.


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