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  4/29/2013, Iyar 19, 5773

Powerful Gas Explosion in Prague, 40 Injured


A powerful explosion damaged an office building in the center of the Czech capital, Prague, on Monday, injuring up to 40 people. Authorities believe some people are buried in the rubble, reports Hindustan Times. 

It is not certain what caused the blast in Divadelni Street at about 10 am, but Hindustan Times quoted local police spokesman Tomas Hulan who said  it was likely a natural gas explosion.

The street was covered with rubble and was sealed off by police who also evacuated people from nearby buildings and closed a wide area around the explosion site.

 According to the Hindustan Times report, up to 40 people were injured with at least four of them sustaining serious injuries.