30 Apr 2013

Building damaged by explosion in Prague

6:19 am on 30 April 2013

A large explosion has damaged a building in the centre of the Czech capital Prague.

The area around the explosion in Divadelni St was sealed off by police on Monday. Emergency services said at least 35 people were injured.

Police said that the blast, which blew the windows out of nearby buildings, was most likely caused by a gas leak.

A strong smell of gas was reported before and after the blast by several people in the area, in Prague's Old Town.