One dead, many injured in German apartment block blast - UPDATED

One dead, many injured in German apartment block blast - UPDATED
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  • calendar-gray 13 December 2019

One person was killed and dozens were injured in an explosion in an apartment block in Germany on Friday, police said, APA reports citing Reuters.

The blast, whose cause police said was not yet known, occurred in the eastern city of Blankenburg.

 

Residents, including children at a nearby kindergarten, were evacuated, and the area where the explosion occurred was sealed off, police said. None of the children were hurt, police tweeted.

 

Police said 25 people had been injured.

One person had died and one other was missing.

 

 

***13:24

At least 25 people have been injured in an explosion in the eastern German city of Blankenburg, local police says, APA reports citing DW.

An explosion occurred in a housing block at 8:55 am on Friday.

According to a local police spokesman, evacuation is underway from a block of flats.

The cause of the explosion is still unknown.

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