Weekend house in Carinthia destroyed by the explosion
Photo: FF Bad Bleiberg
A man in Austria blew up his weekend house while replacing a gas bottle.
The 47-year-old was seriously injured in the explosion, the police said.
The accident happened in Bad Bleiberg-Nötsch in Carinthia, 200 kilometers south of Salzburg.
The wooden house was so damaged that a crane could only remove the remains.
Fire investigators are now investigating what exactly triggered the explosion.
The man had to be taken to the hospital by rescue helicopter.
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