Explosion in Prague Leaves Dozens Injured

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0  Updated at 6:00 am, April 29th, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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Matej Divizna/Getty Images(PRAGUE) — At least 40 people are hurt after an explosion rocked the center of Prague on Monday.

The blast damaged a building in the Czech capital and is believed to have been caused by a natural gas leak, according to police.

The area surrounding the site of the explosion has been closed off and nearby buildings have been evacuated.

Authorities believe some people may still be trapped under the rubble.

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