A powerful blast has rocked a building in central Prague in the Czech Republic, injuring dozens and leaving people trapped beneath tonnes of rubble. The blast occurred down Divadelni Street in the centre of the city, blwoing out the windows of many of the surrounding buildings with bystanders nearby suffering bruises and cuts from the glass.

Police said about 15 people were inside the building at the moment of the explosion, and there are fears up to three people could be trapped underneath the rubble of the damaged building that police say was being used as an office space. It as of yet not clear what triggered the explosion in the capital of the Czech Republic capital but it was likely to have been a natural gas explosion. Czech prime minister Petr Necas said he was "deeply hit by the tragedy of the gas explosion".

Written and presented by Alfred Joyner