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Three Dead, Several Injured in Madrid Explosion
By Staff, Agencies
At least three people were killed and eight injured Wednesday in an explosion caused by a suspected gas leak in the heart of the Spanish capital, according to Madrid's emergency services.
The blast, which occurred in a building on Toledo Street, caused widespread damage, according to video footage tweeted out by the city hall emergency information service, Emergencias Madrid.
Footage from the scene showed a section of exterior wall had been torn off several floors of the building, leaving rooms exposed to view.
Debris covered parked vehicles and the street below, and a mangled metal street sign could be seen.
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