The incident occurred at about 1:10 p.m. in a building on Calle de San Claudio Street. The structure was seriously damaged, with at least one of its storeys damaged in the explosion, the emergency services reported. Some 16 people have been injured, ABC reported.
The building where the explosion took place, along with nearby houses, has been evacuated.
— Ignacio Benito (@ignaciobenitop) 5 апреля 2019 г.
Firemen, ambulances, and police promptly arrived at the scene, tending to and rescuing the wounded. At least one of the injured has burns and others have suffered emotional trauma and bruises, according to the emergencies services.
— JEAN CARLOS MARQUEZ (@JeanUNEFA) 5 апреля 2019 г.
Debris fallen from the building has damaged cars parked nearby.
Explosión de gas en Vallecas, yo estaba a 20 m, una explosión ensordecedora pic.twitter.com/1MJkxsmkgJ— Raul Sanz (@rsanz79) 5 апреля 2019 г.