Three injured in shop blast in central Athens

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A man is being treated for burns in hospital following a possible gas cylinder explosion in a butchers and mini market in central Athens on Friday.

Two more people suffered slight injuries in the blast, which occurred on the busy Ioulianou Street shortly before 1 p.m.

The explosion caused extensive damage to the store, mainly in the basement but also on the ground floor.

Firefighters at the scene reported a strong smell of gas, suggesting that the explosion was caused by a gas cylinder.

Police are investigating the incident. [AMNA]