Turkey extends condolences over explosion in Spain

​​​​​​By Seda Sevencan

ANKARA (AA) – Turkey on Wednesday extended condolences to Spain over a powerful explosion that killed at least three people and destroyed a large residential building in central Madrid.

"We have received the news with deep sorrow that there were loss of lives and injuries in a strong explosion in a building in Madrid, the capital of Span," said a Turkish Foreign Ministry statement. 

The statement offered condolences to the Spanish people and the government and wished a speedy recovery to the injured.

Madrid authorities have confirmed that it was a gas explosion which occurred while the building’s boiler was being repaired.