Several people have been injured in a major explosion in the fourth district of the Austrian capital, bordering the city centre, a fire brigade spokesman stated.

Local police have stated that presumably a gas explosion has rocked Vienna in the area Pressgasse and Schäffergasse streets shortly after 16:30 local time. Several floors of up to two multi-storey buildings have partly collapsed.

According to media reports, six people have been injured in the incident. Police, in turn, have reported about four wounded.

​The police, rescue team, and fire department have arrived at the site. Following the explosion, the neighbouring houses were evacuated, according to the police.

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