A first assessment, given by the mayor of the city, José Luis Martínez Almeida, reports two dead and six injured.
más imágenes desde el edificio de al lado de la explosión en puerta de toledo, madrid pic.twitter.com/D1bJvI0iHx
— césarr,,❃ (@valleejooo_) January 20, 2021
On Wednesday, January 20, around 3 p.m., a huge explosion ravaged a building in downtown Madrid. The images of the damage are impressive.
Al menos 4 plantas han resultado afectadas tras la explosión en este edificio de la calle Toledo. Están siendo evacuadas por @BomberosMad y atendidas por @SAMUR_PC varias personas. pic.twitter.com/tC5yzvVduO
— Emergencias Madrid (@EmergenciasMad) January 20, 2021
According to José Luis Martínez Almeida, the mayor of the city, the explosion, believed to have originated from a gas leak, left at least two dead and several injured.
Explosion à Madrid. pic.twitter.com/FblyVRHLSu
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The now collapsed building was a parish center that provided meals to the homeless. It houses, among other things, offices, a reception center, meeting rooms, and three lodgings for priests.
— Diaspora 242 (@242Diaspora) January 20, 2021
The building, where smoke is rising, adjoins a retirement home and is near a school.
Más imágenes de la explosión en la calle Toledo pic.twitter.com/DfRQNAUfNM
— El HuffPost (@ElHuffPost) January 20, 2021
Firefighters and emergency services immediately went to the scene. As for the police, they quickly cordoned off the street.