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Three injured in explosion in residential building in Essen

2023-12-10T01:17:24.764Z

Highlights: Three injured in explosion in residential building in Essen. "The road resembles a field of rubble, everything is full of rubble and broken glass," says the fire department spokesman. According to police, five residents were reported in the house. The cause of the explosion in the Steele neighborhood is still unclear. The house as well as a neighboring building were damaged. The debris of walls and ceilings inside the building is up to 60 meters high. "You can't survive the violence that has taken place here," the spokesman said.



Status: 10.12.2023, 02:05 a.m.

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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 - After an explosion and a fire in an apartment building in Essen, there may still be people in the building. Since the structural structure of the two-story house has been destroyed, the emergency services cannot yet enter the building, said a fire department spokesman. It cannot be ruled out that there are still people in it. According to police, five residents were reported in the house.

There was a fire in an apartment building in Essen. © Markus Gayk/dpa

"You can't survive the violence that has taken place here," the spokesman said. Until now, the firefighters have only been able to see the inside of the house from the outside. In addition, the fire has not yet been extinguished. The debris of walls and ceilings inside the building is up to 60 meters high.

According to initial findings, three people were injured in an incident in the apartment building on Saturday evening. A woman jumped out of the window to save herself, said a fire department spokesman. When the fire brigade arrived, she was lying seriously injured on the street. She was taken to a hospital with burns.

Two residents from the neighboring house were initially treated on site by the emergency services and were taken to hospital with minor injuries. Three other people were also attended to by emergency services, but were uninjured.

"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 immediately spread to the rest of the apartments in the building. The house as well as a neighboring building were damaged. Dpa

Source: merkur

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