AT LEAST eight people are dead and 50 injured after a reported explosion in Portugal, it has been reported.
Eight people are dead and a further 50 have been injured after a reported boiler explosion and fire at a building in Tondela, Portugal.
Mayor Jose Antonio de Jesus said: “Several dozen people have been injured, some lightly and others gravely, and are still being assisted.”
A wood-burning stove is believed to have exploded in the two-story building around 250 kilometres north of Lisbon.
Civil Protection Agency commander Paulo Santos told local radio station TSF that at least 50 people were injured.