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Up To 40 Injured In Prague Explosion

The blast was apparently caused by a natural gas leak. No deaths have been reported.

Posted on April 29, 2013, at 8:27 a.m. ET

Officials believe people may still be buried in rubble after an explosion injured about 40 people in central Prague on Monday morning.

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The blast was likely gas-related, police said.

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The explosion rocked Divadelni Street in Prague's popular Old Town district.

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According to Reuters, there were about 15 people in the building at the time.

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The building reportedly houses the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and an art gallery.

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Zdenek Schwarz, head of Prague's Emergency Medical Services, said that four people sustained serious injuries.

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"These are mostly light injuries, cuts, bruises, injuries from glass," Schwarz said on Czech Television.

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A student near the explosion told the AP "there was glass everywhere and people shouting and crying."

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The blast comes just one day after a suspected gas explosion killed three and injured 14 in Reims, France.

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