Athens blast kills 1, injures 5

Police say leaking propane tank in central Athens fast-food store to blame for deadly explosion

Athens blast kills 1, injures 5

World Bulletin / News Desk

One person died and at least five more were injured when an explosion rocked a fast-food store in central Athens on Thursday.

A woman -- reported to be a 42-year-old employee of the shop in Victoria Square -- was found dead in the basement of the premises.

Five people were transferred to hospital. Their conditions are not thought to be lift-threatening.

Police roped off the area near the blast site and are investigating, but have said the explosion was likely caused by a leaking propane tank.

Minor damage was also caused to nearby shops and vehicles.

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