Two people died in a fire in an apartment building in Bavaria. Presumably because of the fire gases, explosion noises also developed, as a spokesman for the Oberbayern Süd police headquarters said on Sunday.
The noise had startled neighbors on Saturday evening, who then reported the fire in Peißenberg, not far from Lake Starnberg, by emergency call. Three of them were taken to hospitals for investigation with suspected smoke inhalation. The other residents of the house with 24 residential units were unharmed.
Identity of the bodies initially unclear
During the extinguishing work, firefighters found the two bodies in the apartment. Their identity was initially unclear. "For this, forensic examinations are necessary," the police said. The cause of the fire also remained open for the time being. Fire investigators investigated in all directions, the officials explained.
Most of the residents were able to return to their apartments after the building was checked by structural engineers. However, balconies were in danger of collapsing and had to be secured by the Federal Agency for Technical Relief. According to initial estimates, the damage should be in the high six-digit range.