Explosion in Madrid building injures 17 people

STORY: Four people were taken to hospital, one in serious condition, Madrid Mayor Jose Luis Martinez-Almeida said, adding that the cause was not yet clear. "Some kind of works were being done in the building" in the upmarket Salamanca neighbourhood where the explosion occurred, he said.

Emergencies service spokeswoman Gema Martin said that a school across the road from the building was not damaged and that there was no need to evacuate the children.

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