Two dead and eleven injured in fireworks explosions in Switzerland

Two dead and eleven injured in fireworks explosions in Switzerland
Two dead and eleven injured in fireworks explosions in Switzerland

Two people lost their lives on Thursday June 13, 2024 around 7 p.m., after a dramatic fireworks explosion in northern Switzerland. According to the media RTS And RTNthe victims would respectively be an Italian aged 43 and a Swiss aged 24.

Eleven other people were also injured, police reported. The tragedy occurred in an underground car park in the town of Nussbaumen, 25 kilometers northwest of Zurich, specifies theAFP.

A fire broke out in the tower above the parking lot

Investigators believe that a battery of fireworks caused the explosions, Daniel Wächer, spokesperson for the canton of Aargau police said this Friday during a press briefing, the agency reports. Keystone-ATS. The investigation is still ongoing but the possibility of an attack or a criminal act has been ruled out.

After the explosions, the bodies of the two victims were found in the underground car park. The eleven injured were only slightly injured. On the other hand, the material damage is significant. A fire broke out on one floor of a tower built above the parking lot, police said. More than a hundred people had to be evacuated.

The police were forced to impose the immediate landing of drones which were filming the scene so as not to interfere with the three helicopters engaged by the emergency services.

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