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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.

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Police: Prague blast 'probably caused by gas'

A police spokesman said a blast in the Czech capital Prague was probably caused by gas and that there had been about 15 people in the building.

There have not been reports of any deaths, a fire department spokeswoman said.

The explosion, close to Prague's National Theatre, was heard as far as Prague Castle about a mile away.

Windows in neighbouring buildings were blown out, including Prague's landmark Cafe Slavia.

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