Violent explosions in an underground car park leave 2 dead and 11 injured in Nussbaumen (AG) – rts.ch

Violent explosions in an underground car park leave 2 dead and 11 injured in Nussbaumen (AG) – rts.ch
Violent explosions in an underground car park leave 2 dead and 11 injured in Nussbaumen (AG) – rts.ch

Two people died on Thursday evening and eleven others were slightly injured after several accidental explosions and a fire in an underground car park in Nussbaumen (Aargau), police said in a statement published on Friday.

It appears to be an accident whose exact circumstances are not yet known, explained Daniel Wächter, spokesperson for the police in the canton of Aargau. It excludes a criminal act or an attack.

The explosions occurred around 7 p.m. on Thursday and the two people killed were found in an underground parking lot in this small town, which is some 25 kilometers northwest of Zurich.

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The eleven injured were only slightly injured.

The material damage was considerable, the fire having spread to one floor of a tower built above the underground car park, according to the police.

More than 100 residents evacuated

More than 100 residents of six towers connected to the underground car park were evacuated. Most were able to return to their homes in the evening. Among the others, many found refuge with relatives or friends, the police informed. For some, the municipality has organized emergency accommodation.

In addition to the ambulances, three rescue helicopters were involved in the fight against the fire. As the drones prevented them from flying, the police requested that these devices be brought back to the ground urgently. The helicopters were ultimately not needed to rescue people, but they helped the firefighters with aerial shots.

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