Four die in building collapse after explosion in Poland

Explosion destroyed four of 18 apartments in the building


Reuters March 04, 2018
A general view of a collapsed building is seen in Poznan, Poland, March 4, 2018 in this picture obtained from social media. PHOTO: REUTERS

WARSAW: Four people died and about 20 were injured in an apartment building collapse in Poznan, western Poland, most likely to have been caused by a gas explosion, state-run news agency PAP said on Sunday.

The explosion on Sunday morning destroyed four of 18 apartments in the building, PAP said, quoting a local fire brigade representative.

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The prosecutor’s office said an investigation is expected to start on Monday.


“Looking at the degree of destruction of this building, it was initially assumed that it could have been a gas explosion, but we do not have certainty yet. For now, our activities are focused on the rescue operation,” a state fire service spokesman told broadcaster TVN24.


Many households in Poland use gas for cooking or heating water.


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