Update: according to some preliminary reports, the explosion may have been caused by a gas leak, although an official version for the cause has yet to be provided.
Police believe the explosion in Budapest was caused by a gas leak, with 2 people reportedly injured https://t.co/yvibz7N3Pc
— ITV News (@itvnews) September 24, 2016
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While the source of the powerful blast that rocked the crowded streets of Budapest this evening is unknown, there is an extremely heavy police presence as multiple injuries (including police officers) are reported.
As Sputink reports, a massive explosion struck the central area of the Hungarian capital of Budapest late Saturday night. Social media video shows a heavy police presence at the Oktogon intersection while eyewitnesses are reporting that several casualties occurred as a result of the blast. At least two people injured in the blast were taken to a hospital according to Hungarian Blikk daily newspaper reports citing local emergency services. The two injured people reported by the outlet are believed to be police officers.
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Terract in Budapest right now pic.twitter.com/cpevRzDerW
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