3 injured in Athens blast

Police looking to determine cause of explosion in Greek capital.

3 injured in Athens blast

At least three people were injured in a powerful explosion in the Greek capital Athens on Wednesday morning, local media reported.

The explosion occurred in a building on Andrea Syngrou Avenue, one of the city's main arteries, according to Greek public broadcaster ERT.

A 77-year-old man sustained severe burns to his arms and legs as a result of the explosion and was rushed to a hospital, it added.

The blast also severely damaged three other nearby buildings, causing a traffic jam. Firefighters arrived at the scene and put out flames caused by the explosion, ERT reported.

Police have launched an investigation to determine the cause of the explosion.

Hüseyin Demir