Last updated: 10.12.2023, 01:11 a.m.
Firefighters extinguish a house from a turntable ladder. © Markus Gayk/dpa
There is an explosion in an apartment building in Essen and a fire. "The road resembles a field of rubble, everything is full of rubble and broken glass," says the fire department spokesman.
Essen - Six people were injured in an explosion and fire in an apartment building in Essen on Saturday evening. A person jumped out of the window to save himself, said a fire department spokesman. When the fire brigade arrived, the person was lying seriously injured on the street. She was taken to a hospital with burns. The other five injured were initially treated on site by the emergency services.
There was a fire in an apartment building in Essen. © Markus Gayk/dpa
"The road resembles a field of rubble, everything is full of rubble and broken glass," said the fire department spokesman. The cause of the explosion in the Steele neighborhood is still unclear. According to initial findings, the incident happened in an apartment on the ground floor. From there, the fire spread to the rest of the apartments in the building. The house as well as a neighboring building were damaged. Dpa