VIDEO: Explosion in the center of Athens, there are also injured

Explosion in Athens / Photo: Twitter, screenshot

One person was injured and several buildings were damaged in explosion in central Athens which this morning caused fire, officials and eyewitnesses said.

One person received burns and was taken to hospital, the head of the Greek National Emergency Center, George Matiopoulos, told Sky TV, reports Reuters.

According to officials of the fire brigade, it is not clear yet what caused the explosion or fire.

"We have a fire, which was preceded by an explosion," said the commander of the fire brigade on the spot. "We still do not know what caused it, and there is more material damage and a fire broke out," the fire brigade official told Sky TV.

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