Police investigates Prague explosion

Police are investigating the cause of Monday’s devastating explosion near Prague’s National Theater, as clean-up work at the site of the accident continues. It has not yet been determined if the explosion, which is thought to have been caused by a gas leak in the building, was the result of an accident. Prague’s main gas provider, Pražská plynárenská, has denied possible neglect or wrongdoing on the part of its employees.

Forty three people were injured in the blast, of those 35 were taken to hospital, but the majority were released after getting medical attention. Two people remain in hospital with more serious injuries.

Author: Masha Volynsky