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Five killed in Slovakia apartment block blast

A number of people were reported to be trapped on the roof of the burning building.

At least five people were killed when a gas explosion severely damaged a 12-storey apartment building in Presov, Slovakia (Police of Slovakia/HO/AP)
At least five people were killed when a gas explosion severely damaged a 12-storey apartment building in Presov, Slovakia (Police of Slovakia/HO/AP)

By Associated Press Reporters

At least five people have been killed in a gas explosion at an apartment block in Slovakia.

A number of others were reported to be trapped on the roof of the burning building.

Firefighters said the explosion happened in a 12-storey building in the city of Presov shortly after noon on Friday.

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