A big explosion has rocked a key natural gas facility in eastern Austria, killing one person and injuring at least 18, police say.A fire followed the blast at the Baumgarten site, which happened around 08:45 (07:45 GMT). The plant lies just east of Vienna, near the Slovak border.
On Twitter Austrian police said the situation was under control and a technical fault had caused the blast.One unconfirmed report spoke of 60 hurt. Emergency teams are at the scene.Baumgarten is a major hub for imported Russian gas, which is sent on to a number of European countries. The facility receives about 40bn cubic metres of gas per year.