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Apartment building near Vienna partially collapses after apparent explosion

Rescue Workers Are Seen At The Site Of An Explosion Of A House In Langenzersdorf
Rescue workers are seen at the site of the explosion in Langenzersdorf, Austria January 29, 2021. REUTERS/Alexandra Schwarz-Goerlich

An apartment building in a suburb of Vienna caught fire and part of it collapsed after an apparent explosion on Friday morning, but police had no immediate information on injuries or how many people were inside.

“It appears to have been an explosion,” a police spokeswoman said, adding that it occurred around 8 a.m. (0700 GMT) but no additional information was immediately available.

Footage taken by a Reuters witness in the town of Langenzersdorf showed the top floor of the four-storey building on fire, and part of the building reduced to rubble. The witness also heard a blast around 8 a.m.

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