Several people were killed in an explosion in Madrid

At least two people were victims of an explosion in Madrid. This was reported Wednesday, January 20, radio station Cadena SER.

According to the rescuers, the accident resulted in the collapse of a large part of the building, where the explosion occurred. There were casualties, their number is being specified. It is also known that nine fire brigades and eleven rescue service units are working in the area of the explosion.

According to the radio, the explosion occurred on January 20, in the Plaza Puerta de Toledo, the building where the accident occurred belongs to the Church of Virgen de la Paloma. According to El Mundo, there was a gas explosion in the building, according to the preliminary report. The accident affected the top three floors of the multi-story building on Toledo Street, reports El Pais. Six injuries were also reported.

Judging by photos posted on social media by locals, the explosion affected several floors of the building, near a nursing home and a school in La Paloma.