07:18 GMT08 March 2021
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    A huge explosion rocked the centre of the Spanish capital on Wednesday, damaging buildings and leaving at least two people dead.

    According to local media, a massive blast occurred at around 3pm local time (2pm GMT) in Toledo street, in downtown Madrid. The city's fire department said the affected building is that of the Church of the Virgen de la Paloma. Yet, according to local radio, the house where the incident occured is home to priests from the nearby church.

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