TWO people have been killed and several injured in a huge suspected gas explosion at an OAP home in Madrid.
The blast rocked the Spanish capital with the seven storey building completely destroyed and rubble strewn across the streets.
Dramatic footage showed elderly people being rushed to safety by emergency workers as big dust clouds engulfed the street this afternoon.
Madrid’s mayor Jose Luis Martinez-Almedia confirmed at least two people had died – believed two be a man and a woman.
He said: “It appears there has been an explosion in the building. At least two people have died.
“The building is on fire but firefighters say it’s not prudent to enter at the moment.”
Authorities have confirmed there are casualties but have not given out any further details at this stage.
Some are understood to have suffered burns and other panic attacks.
Police at the scene have reportedly said it was a gas explosion.
The building is understood to be a care home that is near a school.
Footage shared widely online shows Calle Toledo, a central street of the capital, is covered with debris from the blast.
Children at a school next to the building have been kept inside as emergency services cordon off the area and their parents have been notified.
The explosion has destroyed the top three floors of the building.
In one clip, people stand outside a cordon where the smoke is coming from as elderly people are being helped away from the scene.
Police at the scene have said it was a gas explosion