Germany explosion: Blast in Wuppertal destroys the building and leaves dozens of casualties:- The fire broke out in several different parts of the house and firefighters had trouble dousing the flames because parts of the building kept collapsing. They were able to rescue four severely injured people from inside the building. Another 21 people were slightly injured and treated by emergency staff at the scene.
A house collapsed in the violent explosion in Vasterstal Town, Germany. At least 25 people were injured. Four of them were critically injured. It is still not known what caused the blast. Police refusing to comment on whether it is a terrorist attack or not. Eyewitnesses said that the blast took place a few minutes before midnight on Saturday, according to local time. They got out of the house after getting a lot of noise. The house was set on fire after the blast. The house has collapsed. The ruins are spread over the streets and on a car.
A police spokesman said, “25 injured in the house were rescued. Searching for more information about whether anyone else is stuck in the rubble. The explosion in the house’s attic and the top three floors were almost completely broken. Expert engineers are checking the house. The whole house is likely to be broken. It is not clear how the blast happened. ‘
Neighbors ran out into the street in a panic after the house was rocked by the blast shortly before midnight on Saturday. The fire broke out as the house collapsed, leaving a gaping hole in the row of apartments and debris piled in the street and on top of a nearby car. Four severely injured people were rescued and another 21 people were treated for injuries by emergency staff at the scene in the Lagerfeld district.
Emergency services said on Sunday they were still trying to get the fire under control. They are investigating the cause of the explosion.
“The work is made more difficult by the fact that the building is currently in acute danger of collapse,” said a police spokesman. “How this came to pass and what the background is, that remains completely unclear.”Search dogs had been brought to the scene to look through the wreckage for survivors. The fire department said later on Sunday morning that rescued residents had confirmed there was no one else in the house.
“Now that human rescue has been completed, we’re trying to keep the situation around the building stable,” said a fire department spokesman.
Specialised engineers are trying to prevent further collapse after the attic and the top three floors were almost completely destroyed