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1 dead, 25 hurt in German apartment block blast

One person was killed and around 25 injured in an explosion at an apartment block in eastern Germany on Friday, AP reported, citing police.

1 dead, 25 hurt in German apartment block blast

1 dead, 25 hurt in German apartment block blast

STEPANAKERT, DECEMBER 13, ARTSAKHPRESS: Debris from the blast in the town of Blankenburg flew up to 60 meters (200 feet) and some people were seriously hurt, police spokesman Uwe Becker told n-tv television.

Other people were being evacuated from the five-story block, which contains 60 apartments.
Becker said that he couldn't rule out a gas explosion as the cause of the blast just before 9 a.m., and didn't at present have any other likely explanation.

The building is on the edge of Blankenburg, a town of about 20,000 people in the Harz mountains, west of Berlin.

About 100 children at a nearby day care center were taken to other facilities.


     

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