Austria: 1 dead, 18 hurt in explosion at natural gas plant

Authorities say that an explosion at a natural gas facility near Austria's border with Slovakia has left one person dead.

The Austria Press Agency reported that Red Cross official Sonja Keller said a further 18 people were injured.

There was no immediate word on what caused the blast Tuesday at the plant in Baumgarten an der March, east of Vienna, where pipelines connect and gas is compressed.