Business Continuity Incident: Suspected gas explosion in Hungarian capital injuries two and sparks fear of terror attack

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Hungarian police officials investigate in Budapest after an explosion of unknown origin injured two passing police officers on September 25, 2016. The explosion blew out windows and damaged walls of the building. Two police officers who were on patrol were injured and taken to hospital, said the statement on the police website. / AFP PHOTO / FERENC ISZAFERENC ISZA/AFP/Getty Images

Two police officers are reported to be injured after the suspected gas explosion, but local reports have not yet confirmed the exact nature of the blast.

Early reports pointed to the cause being a gas explosion from a shop in the city centre.

Videos from the scene show dozens of police vehicles as hundreds of locals move away from the area.

Police confirmed in a statement on Sunday that two officers were injured by the blast – which is reported to have taken place near the Oktogon intersection in Pest at 10:30pm local time.

“The police have involved experts for the review of the area, interviewing witnesses and collecting data,” the statement said.

“The local and expert examination of the origins of the explosion and the review of the damage is under way.”

Early reports pointed to the cause being a gas explosion from a shop in the city centre.

Videos from the scene show dozens of police vehicles as hundreds of locals move away from the area.

Police confirmed in a statement on Sunday that two officers were injured by the blast – which is reported to have taken place near the Oktogon intersection in Pest at 10:30pm local time.

“The police have involved experts for the review of the area, interviewing witnesses and collecting data,” the statement said.

“The local and expert examination of the origins of the explosion and the review of the damage is under way.”

 

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