Czech PM: Explosion in Prague is a 'tragedy'

In a statement, the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Petr Necas said he was "deeply hit by the tragedy of the gas explosion", the Associated Press reports.

It is not certain what caused the blast in Divadelni Street in the central Prague but it was likely to be a natural gas explosion, police spokesman Tomas Hulan said.

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Dozens injured in Prague blast

A powerful explosion has damaged a building in the centre of the Czech capital, Prague, leaving dozens injured and some buried in rubble, according to reports.