Tuesday 5/17/22
UPDATE - EMERGENCY

Two people killed after explosion in Madrid block of flats

The block in the well-off Salamanca district was badly damaged
06 May 2022, Spain, Madrid: A view of the damage at house in the Salamanca neighborhood where a gas explosion has occurred. Photo: Jesús Hellín/EUROPA PRESS/dpa.
A view of the damage at house in the Salamanca neighborhood where a gas explosion has occurred. Photo: Jesús Hellín/dpa.

Two people were killed in an explosion in a top-floor flat in the Spanish capital Madrid on Friday.

The victims, two men aged 21 and 27, were initially missing.

According to emergency services, they were working in the building.

Emergency services said on Twitter that 18 people were injured by falling glass and masonry in the blast in the four-storey apartment block.

One of the injured is in a life-threatening condition after falling into the backyard of the building.

A gas leak

The block in the well-off Salamanca district was badly damaged, with the top-floor apartment almost completely destroyed. Many parked cars were also damaged, television footage showed.

A gas leak is the most likely cause, according to authorities.

Two people killed after explosion in Madrid block of flats
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