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.