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Explosion in Germany leaves 25 injured

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 10:33 AM
A multi-storey building in Germany destroyed after an explosion.

German police say 25 people have been injured, four severely, in an explosion that destroyed a multi-storey building in the city of Wuppertal.

The BBC said the explosion tore through the building shortly before midnight, police said, leaving parts of the structure burning.

Firefighters rescued four severely injured people and 21 more were treated at the scene for light injuries.

Police said firefighters were still tackling the blaze, while the cause of the explosion was being investigated.

According to the BBC, the blast left a large hole where the building used to be, with flats either side in danger of collapse and vehicles crushed by debris.