Fears people could be trapped under rubble after explosion in the Netherlands

There has been an explosion in the Hague in the Netherlands.

Local media say the front of a building has collapsed with fears people could be trapped under the rubble.

Emergency workers are searching a collapsed three-story home in the Hague in the Netherlands after an explosion.

Police say a gas leak is being explored as a possible cause of the blast, which tore off the front of the building in a residential area this afternoon.

There is no word yet on casualties.

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