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Explosion rocks central Madrid as building collapses, one missing

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One person was missing after a building belonging to a church collapsed in a central Madrid explosion, according to a report on Wednesday.

“The priests who live on the fifth and sixth floors are fine. We are trying to locate a volunteer who works with us,” the vicar general said.

It was reported that several people were injured.

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Emergency services could not immediately confirm if there had been injuries.

The collapsed building was a religious complex that provided residential training for priests and gave meals for the homeless, a neighbour said.

A police spokeswoman said the area was being evacuated but could not confirm the source of the explosion.

The explosion happened in Toledo street, in the city centre.

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