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A powerful explosion in the centre of Prague has injured up to 40 people and left several others buried under rubble, police have said.
The blast in a building on Divadelni Street, close to the National Theatre, was heard as far away as Prague Castle, over a mile away across the Vltava river.
It blew out the windows on many of the surrounding buildings which were evacuated
Originally posted by JustMike
reply to post by AmberLeaf
Yes, it looks bad.
More video is on Idnes (news site here) at this link (Note: Czech language only. I'll try to note and transcribe anything important in a couple of minutes.)
There'll be an ad at the start but you can click on the little white bar to skip it after 15 seconds.
Okay, the Police officer near the beginning of video clip (around 8 ceconds) says "Unika tam plyn, jestli to bouchne, zabije i nas. Bezte pryc."
Translation: "Gas is leaking there, if it explodes it'll kill us as well. Get (Run) away from here."
This doesn't mean that gas caused the explosion (though it's likely). It means there is now gas leaking. I would expect the main has been shut off by now.edit on 29/4/13 by JustMike because: (no reason given)
As with the recent explosion in the Boston Marathon, some - most likely American - CNN confuse readers Czech Chechnya. "All these Muslim nations are the same," writes example, in discussing the article about an explosion in Prague reader with the nickname Upright Sausage. But I should add that most of the contributions reflects the knowledge that the Czech Republic and rebellious Caucasian countries is a difference.
The explosion wasn't in the Theatre. In the image I posted above yours, the National Theatre is the building in the background at the end of the street. This explosion was in a building on a street that leads to the Theatre.