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Explosion in house in Germany, 25 people injured

Source : 112 Ukraine

Police have not yet clarified whether this could have been a terrorist attack
16:40, 24 June 2018

112 Agency

An explosion in an apartment building took place in the city of Wuppertal (West Germany), the AP reported citing the local police.

According to the report, the incident occurred the previous evening. The detonation was so powerful that an explosive wave destroyed the attic of the building and the three upper floors, then a fire began.

The fire then broke out in several different parts of the apartment building and firefighters had trouble dousing the flames because parts of the building kept collapsing. They were able to rescue four severely injured from inside the building and sent them to the hospital. Another 21 people were slightly injured and treated by emergency staff at the scene.

At the moment, the fire is eliminated, the police are finding out what triggered an explosion in the house.

On the journalists' questions about whether this could have been a terrorist attack, the police have not yet responded.

Earlier as a result of the explosion which occurred at the rally in support of Ethiopia’s PM Abiy Ahmed more than 80 people were injured, as Al Jazeera reports referring to the press office of the Head of the State.

“At least 83 people were wounded,” the message says.

At the same time, no information was reported on the victims. Yet, earlier, the PM informed about several died after the attack.

Meanwhile, AP reports that there are a few suspects in the attack – the police have arrested two men and a woman right after the attack. 

As we reported earlier, an explosion was fired at the rally for Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The explosion occurred at Mesqel Square in Addis Ababa, where the newly elected PM was delivering a speech before thousands of his supporters.

When Abiy Ahmed finished his speech someone threw a hand grenade towards the rostrum. The PM was not injured. Yet, the participants of the rally were wounded.

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