Gas leak under pavement caused Prague blast

Criminal investigators have determined that the massive explosion in central Prague last Monday was caused by a gas leak from pipes under the pavement, located a few meters in front of the building that suffered most of the damages. More than forty people were injured by the blast, though all but two cases were relatively minor. Damages to the surrounding buildings have been estimated to be more than 50 thousand crowns. Two university faculties housed in the buildings surrounding the blast site renewed classes earlier this week. Some of the ceilings fell through and a wall had moved in the building that suffered most of the damages, which remains off limits to the public.

Author: Masha Volynsky