#AceWorldNews – LONDON – Nov.22 – An explosion last night at the five-star Hyatt Regency Churchill hotel on Portman Square in the Marylebone area of London has left 14 people hospitalized.
‘ Gas explosion rocks central London hotel, 14 injured ‘
The blast, which authorities say occurred in the basement of the hotel, caused part of the structure to collapse.
Five hundred people were evacuated from the building and all guests and staff have been accounted for, Sky News reported.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “At about 11.40pm we were called to a suspected gas explosion at Portman Square. Officers are in attendance alongside the fire brigade and ambulance service.
A small number of injured parties are being treated.“Structural engineers are on the site to determine the full extent of the damage.