January 21, 2021

SPAIN: A Building In Central Madrid Belonging To The Catholic Church Collapsed On Wednesday After An Explosion. 3 People Died And Several Injured.


On Demand News published January 20, 2021: MASSIVE Explosion Destroys Residential Building in Central Madrid, Spain.
Evening Standard published January 20, 2021: Madrid explosion: Three dead after blast rips through building in Spanish capital
NTD News
written by Reuters staff
Wednesday January 20, 2021

MADRID—At least two people died and several were injured when a building in central Madrid belonging to the Catholic Church collapsed on Wednesday after an explosion, Mayor Jose Luis Martinez-Almeida told reporters.

Initial investigations suggested that the blast in Calle de Toledo, a street leading out from the city center, had been caused by a gas leak, he said.

Smoke billowed out of the collapsed building and rescue workers evacuated elderly people from a nearby nursing home.

A Church official said one church volunteer was missing.

The building was a complex that provided residential training for priests and also gave meals to homeless people, a neighbor said.

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