By Sarah Keane • 20 January 2021 • 15:43
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Watch Video: MAJOR explosion in building in the centre of Madrid
A major explosion has occurred in a seven-storey apartment block at 98, Toledo Street in Central Madrid. Emergency services, local police and fire fighters were called to the address shortly before 3pm on Wednesday, January 20.
Officers believe the source of the explosion may have been a gas leak on the fourth floor, although official details are yet to be released. The explosion has almost completely decimated the building, where the roof has been blown off and walls in five of the seven floors have been destroyed.
The apartment building is located right next to the Lesalle School and the Iglesia de la Paloma, which witnesses at the scene report have been badly damaged. A nearby nursing home is being evacuated. The number of casualties is not yet known.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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