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PRAGUE EXPLOSION

At least 40 people have been injured after a large explosion damaged a building in central Prague, Czech Republic. The BBC is reporting that the area around the explosion in Divadelni St. has been sealed off and neigbouring buildings evacuated. As well, there are concerns that people could be trapped in the rubble. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) confirmed that around 10 a.m. an explosion occurred in the building next to its Prague office. Initial reports are that this was an accidental gas explosion, which blew out the windows of several surrounding buildings, including the building housing the IATA office. Two IATA employees were in the building, but were not hurt.

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