One in Serious Condition after Explosion at Chinese Restaurant in Sofia
One man and two women were taken to the Pirogov Hospital in Sofia after an explosion hit a Chinese restaurant located on the second floor of the building opposite the Russian Church "St. Nikolay" in downtown Sofia on Sunday evening.
The man is in serious condition, according to the press office of the hospital.
Six people were taken to hospital after accident, which was reported to the police at 7.20 pm on Sunday.
The total number of injured is believed to be 9, with no deaths reported so far.
According to the press office of the Interior Ministry, as cited by dnevnik.bg, a gas bottle explosion caused the façade of the building to collapse.
The building on Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd has been seriously damaged and two cars have been crushed by bricks and debris.
There are a number of ambulances and fire engines on the site of the accident and the area has been sealed off.
Interior Minister Tsvetlin Yovchev, Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova and Chief Commissar Nikolay Nikolov, head of the Fire Brigade and Civil Protection Directorate of the Interior, have arrived at the scene of the accident and an inspection is underway.
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