At least 12 wounded as a massive & # 39; gas explosion & # 39; in Vienna, different floors demolished two buildings
- Different floors of the building have collapsed with a three or four storey hole
- The Vienna police said at least 12 people were injured, at least two people seriously
- A fire department spokesperson said it was & # 39; as if a bomb were flying in and tore a huge hole & # 39;
At least 12 people were injured in a suspected gas explosion that tore through one or two residential buildings in Vienna.
Different floors of the building have collapsed, leaving a gap of three or four floors at the front of the building.
The Vienna police said that at least two people were seriously injured, with at least 10 others being slightly injured.
These photos show the huge gap that the suspected gas explosion made in the building
It was unclear whether it concerned one or two buildings because the street was covered with dust and small debris.
& # 39; (It is) as if a bomb flew in and tore a huge hole in the facade & # 39 ;, said a fire department spokesperson.
According to the police, the blast had taken place shortly after 4.30 p.m. local time and called it a suspected gas explosion.
The Vienna ambulance service said earlier that there were four serious injuries, but the police revised the number to two.
The fire brigade had comparable figures but could not rule out deaths, according to their spokesperson.
Nearby roads are blocked because police, fire and rescue workers are present on site.
Police said the partial collapse of several floors took place in up to two buildings in the fourth district of the Austrian capital, which is adjacent to the city center.
Police said the partial collapse of several floors took place in up to two buildings in the fourth district of the Austrian capital, which is adjacent to the city center
A suspected gas explosion tore through a building near the center of Vienna on Wednesday, with several floors collapsing and four people seriously injured
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