Czech gas blast kills two and injures four

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A gas explosion has caused a residential building in the Czech Republic to collapse.

Two firefighters were killed, the CTK news agency reported, citing the emergency services.

At least four people were seriously injured in the accident in the small town of Korycany in the southeast of the country.

The two dead men were part of the volunteer fire brigade of the small town.

Multiple helicopters and dozens of rescue workers were deployed to the scene.

Sniffer dogs were used to search for survivors under the rubble.

The director of the fire brigade rushed to the scene of the accident to offer his condolences to the bereaved families.

Korycany has about 2700 inhabitants and is located about 220km southeast of Prague.

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