Madrid explosion: Blast destroys building and sends smoke into air above Spanish capital

Madrid: Smoke fills street following explosion

A large explosion has been reported in Spain’s capital today. 

Video footage appears to show debris blown across a street with thick smoke filling the skyline.

Following the explosion, emergency services have informed the public to avoid the Puerto de Toledo in the centre of the city. 

They said: “Ongoing incident in the area of Puerto de Toledo.

“Please avoid the area and clear the way to emergency resources.”

As of yet, there have been no reports of injuries following the explosion. 

On Twitter used said: “There has just been a terrible explosion on Calle Toledo.”

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In images and videos on social media, the street in question was covered in rubble with what appeared to be several floors of the building destroyed. 

There have been unconfirmed reports that the explosion was caused by a gas leak on Calle de Toledo. 

Emergency services have descended on the scene in Madrid this afternoon to deal with the blast. 

The police are now on the scene, they said: “There has been a big explosion in a building on Toledo street in Madrid.

“There are already agents working in the area.”

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