Madrid, January 20 an explosion occurred in a residential building in the Latin District of central Madrid, Spain, killing at least 3 people and injuring 11, one of them seriously.
The explosion occurred at about 1500 local time, causing serious damage to the upper four floors of the residential building.
Preliminary investigation shows that the accident was either caused by the explosion of a natural gas pipeline in the building caused by a boiler explosion.
According to media reports such as Le Monde, the gas boiler of the building had broken down a few days ago, and the overhaul was delayed due to heavy snow in the Madrid area.
Among the three killed this time, an electrician came to repair the boiler.
Carlos Hernando, a spokesman for the Madrid fire, said that the natural gas leak in the building has stopped and firefighters can enter the interior of the building.
At present, nearby residents have been evacuated and will temporarily stay in nearby hotels.
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