Gas blast damage estimates

The damage caused by Monday’s gas explosion in Prague’s Divadelní street is estimated at 100 million crowns. Around 50 people are reported to have filed insurance claims. It is still not clear what caused the explosion and according to police sources the investigation could take several more weeks. Two small side streets near the embankment which sustained the worst damage remain closed. Over 40 people were injured in the accident, two of them seriously.