Blast Partly Destroys Building in Madrid; Cause Not Clear

Spanish public broadcaster TVE said the explosion took place in a building near a nursing home.

  • Published 20 January 2021
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This article was republished here with permission from The Associated Press, however it is no longer available to read on Snopes.com.

MADRID (AP) — A loud explosion partially destroyed a small building flanked by a school and a nursing home in the center of Spain’s capital on Wednesday. It was not clear what caused the blast. Images and footage shared on social media showed a tower of smoke coming out from the six-story building and rubble scattered in Toledo Street, near the city center. Emergency crews could be seen aiding several people on the ground in…

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