German police find ammunition from the war and the gas in the exploded apartment

A 78-year-old man is found dead in an apartment Friday morning exploded in the German town. 11 others are injured. German police have found ammunition from th

German police find ammunition from the war and the gas in the exploded apartment

A 78-year-old man is found dead in an apartment Friday morning exploded in the German town. 11 others are injured.

German police have found ammunition from the Second world War and several bottles of gas in an apartment in Blankenburg in central Germany, where on Friday morning found an explosion place.

It notifies the police to the Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR).

A 78-year-old man is found dead on the spot. He is not definitively identified, but is believed to have been the tenant of the apartment.

In the course of the day, the police, the number of injured, from 25 to 11, writes the magazine Focus. One of them is seriously injured.

It is not yet completely clear what caused the explosion, which happened at 08.55 on Friday.

But Friday morning informed the police according to the MDR, that "according to preliminary information, the explosion triggered by lpg".

emergency personnel were on Friday morning to evacuate the people who were still in the hit the building, writes the police in Magdeburg on Twitter.

the Police have shared a photo that shows sortsværtede window frames in an apartment on the first floor. The glass in the windows are blown out, the smoke drifts out from the site, and the wall are also blackened by soot. On the grass in front of the apartment block is rubble.

Head of the region's fire brigade Kai-Uwe Lohse enlightens to the Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk, to about 160 rescuers was inserted.

rescue helicopters have transported the most severely injured from the accident site to the hospital, he adds.

Blankenburg is located in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt not far from the holiday destination the Harz mountains. The city has about 20,000 inhabitants.

it hit The building is located in the outskirts of Blankenburg - not far from a school and a kindergarten. About 100 children were brought to other institutions, informs the nursery to the Focus.

None of the children reported among the injured.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 13 December 2019, 17:00

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