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A damaged building is pictured in Madrid on January 20, 2021 after a strong explosion rocked the building. - The cause of the blast was not immediately clear. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP) (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP via Getty Images)

2 dead, several injured in Madrid as explosion rocks Spanish capital

At least two people were killed and several injured in an explosion Wednesday in the center of the Spanish capital, Madrid, according to the city’s mayor.

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.
At least four floors have been impacted by the explosion and firefighters are evacuating people from the building, the service said.
“Various people are being treated, (for injuries) of various severity,” Madrid Mayor José Luis Martínez Almeida told journalists. One has been sent to the hospital, he added.
Martínez-Almeida urged caution, as the authorities are still getting more details after the explosion. “It seems there was a gas explosion,” he said.
Police officers are at the scene, a spokesperson for the Spanish National Police told CNN.
No one was injured in a residence for the elderly nearby and all residents have been evacuated, the mayor said. The director of Los Nogales residence, Antonio Berlanga, confirmed that account.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

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