At approximately 1500 local time (1400 UTC) on 20 January 2021, a large explosion occurred in a building on Calle Toledo, located in the central area of the capital Madrid. Local officials reported that a gas leak in the residential areas of Virgen de la Paloma parish is suspected as the cause of the explosion. Emergency personnel have evacuated nearby buildings as inspectors survey the area for additional structural damage. At least two people were killed in the explosion.