At least 5 injured in building blast and blaze in Germany
WUPPERTAL, Germany (CNN) — At least five people were injured when an explosion, followed by a fire, tore through an apartment building in Germany.
Several people were hospitalized after the blast at a building in the western city of Wuppertal late Saturday night, police said in a statement on Sunday.
“At the moment it cannot be ruled out that there are other people in the building, the search activities are continuing,” the statement said.
An initial investigation shows an explosion ripped through the building, completely destroying it. Large parts of the multistory residential building collapsed on the street and a fire broke out inside in several places, police said.
The cause of the explosion remains unclear.