Explosion in Budapest

Sunday, 25 September, 2016 - 10:00

An unidentified type of explosion rocked central Budapest late on Saturday, causing injuries to two police officers nearby, police said in a statement on Sunday.

"The police have involved experts for the review of the area, interviewing witnesses and collecting data," the statement said. "The local and expert examination of the origins of the explosion and the review of the damage is under way."

Police said there were no further injuries from the explosion, which occurred around 10:30 p.m. local time.

Police cordoned off a wide area around the Oktogon square in central Budapest and told residents to leave the buildings nearest the blast, local media reported. The normally busy intersection was packed with eye witnesses, including tourists.