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Scale of disaster site after fatal Madrid explosion revealed in aerial footage filmed by Spanish police (VIDEO)

Added 01-20-21 04:37:03pm EST - “Footage filmed from a police helicopter above the scene of Wednesday's gas explosion in downtown Madrid captured the extent of the damage inflicted in a blast that has killed three people.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “Scale of disaster site after fatal Madrid explosion revealed in aerial footage filmed by Spanish police (VIDEO)”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Police dogs are being deployed to help search the wreckage of a huge explosion in central Madrid, caused by a suspected gas leak that left at least three people dead and 11 injured.

Desplegados en la calle Toledo más de 120 agentes especializados de Policía Nacional: UIP, UPR, TEDAX, Subsuelo, SMA, Policía Científica, Seguridad Ciudadana, Información y Guías Caninos. Se continúa trabajando en el aseguramiento del lugar#Madrid#Explosiónpic.twitter.com/3g6SnbngHb

[email protected] continúa trabajando en el edificio comprobando los daños en la estructura. @SAMUR_PC mantiene su puesto sanitario avanzado. Los #drones de @policiademadrid siguen aportando imágenes del alcance de la #explosion. pic.twitter.com/2msW6Nx04n

Spain’s national police said they will send in 120 specialized officers, including forensics and explosives experts, to search the blast site once it is secure, in order to determine the exact cause of the explosion.

The blast, which struck at around 3pm local time, ripped through the upper four stories of a building owned by the Archdiocese of Madrid in Toledo Street. The building neighbors the Virgen de la Paloma church and is close to a school and an old people’s care home. 

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